Biodiversity Net Gain 2022 consultation events

PAS ran events on Defra's biodiversity net gain consultation for planners and councillors in February and March 2022. You can access recordings and slides from the events and a summary of what we heard here.


Spring 2022

In February and March 2022, PAS ran events for local authorities on Defra’s January 2022 consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain regulations and implementation. We ran two sets of events: overview and deep-dive sessions. A summary of what we heard at the events is at the bottom of this page.

Overview events

The events were intended to help LPAs understand what the consultation covers and how best to respond. Defra provided an overview of the consultation, which was followed by a panel discussion also involving Natural England and DLUHC.

The slides and recording of our officer event on 10 February and councillor event on 15 February are available below.

Biodiversity Net Gain consultation overview event agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Overview of BNG and consultation document
  • Poll around readiness
  • Consultation document Part 1 presentation and panel discussion
  • Consultation document Part 2 presentation and panel discussion
  • Consultation document Part 3 presentation and panel discussion
  • Final panel discussion
  • Summing up and next steps

 

Slides from Biodiversity net gain consultation overview for officers event, 10/2/22

 
Recording of Biodiversity net gain consultation overview for officers event, 10/2/22

 

Slides from Biodiversity net gain consultation overview for councillors event, 15/2/22

    Recording of Biodiversity net gain consultation overview for councillors event, 15/2/22

    Deep-dive events

    In March 2022, we ran sessions on five key topics from the BNG consultation:

    • Off-site delivery, including habitat banking, BNG market, net gain register, statutory biodiversity credits and opportunities for local authorities
    • Monitoring, evaluation and enforcement of BNG delivery
    • The BNG process for TCPA development, including phased and minerals development
    • Additionality
    • The biodiversity gain plan

    The slides and recordings from these events are available below. Please note that recordings only cover the initial presentations on the topic for the workshop and not discussions.

    Slides and recording from deep-dive session on BNG off-site delivery

     

    Slides and recording from deep-dive session on BNG monitoring, evaluation and enforcement

     

    Slides from deep-dive session on the BNG process for TCPA development

     

    Unfortunately, we do not have a recording available for this session.

    Slides and recording from deep-dive session on BNG and additionality

     

    Slides and recording from deep-dive session on the biodiversity gain plan

     

    Summary of what we heard 

    These slides provide a summary of what we heard at the events on the BNG consultation. We have provided a full report on the events to Defra, Natural England and DLUHC.