The event was over subscribed and so both were lucky to be able to attend. Given the recent attention in both industry and the wider press of the decision by government to mandate biodiversity net gain, this was the perfect opportunity to explore its successes, current pitfalls and opportunities for the future. The speakers were all excellent and came from a range of backgrounds and shared differing views on its implementation and its role in the future.
So what is Biodiversity net gain?
Essentially it’s a tool for ensuring that the biodiversity of a site is of greater value post development than pre development. Frequent points raised during most of the presentations was the need for early stakeholder engagement and full transparency throughout the process.
Brindle & Green originally delivered BNG for clients with development sites in Warwickshire where this progressive County Council sought to secure its own policies in this field ahead of implementation by government. Since then we have gone further afield and consider ourselves proficient in delivering this now vital tool. If you need any support or advice on BNG then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Tom Hough, Brindle & Green’s Head of Archaeology & Heritage, explores the captivating history of the village where our offices have been based for the last 9 years whilst our Graphic Designer, Nadine Tunnicliffe takes her own perspective on the landscape around us with a series of beautiful photographs taken one early autumn morning.
With the increasing demand on our contracting division, we are excited to announce the arrival of three new members of the contracting team!