Biodiversity Net Gain and Nature Recovery Autumn 2022 events

We are running a series of workshops for local authorities with a focus on biodiversity net gain and nature recovery from October through to December 2022. Sign up or register your interest by following the Eventbrite links below. We will record the events and share slides and recordings after the events.


PAS is funded to run events for local authorities and we limit workshop attendance to officers and members from local authorities.

Biodiversity net gain and nature recovery: update for LPAs (officers)

This workshop set out essential information for local authorities on Biodiversity Net Gain and Nature Recovery. Presentations from Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Bath and North East Somerset Council highlighted experiences of current practice on biodiversity net gain (BNG) and nature recovery. The workshop provided an update on recent progress (both nationally and locally), focusing on “no regrets” actions that LPAs can take now and preparations that are needed for the introduction of mandatory net gain in the future. It was aimed at a wide range of local authority officers (development management and policy planners, ecologists, environmental strategy, etc). 

Recording of the BNG and Nature Recovery Update for Officers

Slideshow of the BNG and Nature Recovery Update for Officers

Slide pack of the BNG and Nature Recovery Update for Officers

PDF slide pack from PAS Biodiversity Net Gain & Nature Recovery for officers 20 Oct 2022 to download

 

Biodiversity net gain and nature recovery: update for LPAs (members)

Recording of the Biodiversity net gain and nature recovery: update for LPAs (members) event 

Slideshow of the Biodiversity net gain and nature recovery: update for LPAs (members) event 

Slidepack of the Biodiversity net gain and nature recovery: update for LPAs (members) event

PAS BNG Member Slides

 

Biodiversity net gain: the essentials 

This workshop, aimed at DM planners and ecologists, looked at what LPAs will need to do to fulfil the essential requirements of BNG net gain when it becomes mandatory (currently expected to be in November 2023).  It focused on the development management process and look at how the BNG requirement interacts with this at various stages. The workshop contained presentations from Sutton Council and Wiltshire Council to provide examples of the issues facing LPAs and how solutions have been found.

Recording of the Biodiversity net gain: the essentials event 

 

Slideshow of the Biodiversity net gain: the essentials event 

Slidepack of the Biodiversity net gain: the essentials event 

Biodiversity net gain and nature recovery: policy and strategy 

This workshop looked at how LPAs address BNG in their local plans and policies, including the type of evidence needed to support this and how to link to local priorities. It looked at best practice in terms of current local plans as well as the importance of addressing linked issues, particularly nature recovery and sharing what we know about the relationships between local plans and local nature recovery strategies. It included an update from Defra and Natural England and also contains presentations by Salford Council and Buckinghamshire Council. 

The recording of the workshop will be particularly useful for policy planners, environmental strategy managers and planner ecologists. 

Recording of the Biodiversity net gain and nature recovery: policy and strategy event 

Slideshow of the Biodiversity net gain and nature recovery: policy and strategy event 

Slidepack of the Biodiversity net gain and nature recovery: policy and strategy event 

Slides: PAS BNG and NR policy and strategy

 

What does nature recovery mean for local authorities? The opportunities, challenges and the journey ahead.

As part of the Natural England Funded Nature Recovery Network Project PAS engaged with a number of early adopter local authorities to gain useful insights into the starting position for delivering nature recovery and the journey that lies ahead.

This workshop provided an overview of the key findings from this engagement together with an opportunity to share local authority thoughts on delivering nature recovery including purpose, process, opportunities, challenges and support required.

It also showcased good work that is already being delivered by local authorities as well as a a keynote speech from Natural England on the Government’s ambition for the national Nature Recovery Network, links to nature as part of local plans and the types of support available to get started.

Slideshow of the “What does nature recovery mean for local authorities? The opportunities, challenges and the journey ahead” event

Slidepack of the “What does nature recovery mean for local authorities? The opportunities, challenges and the journey ahead” event