Biodiversity Net Gain
PBA Applied Ecology is able to effectively incorporate biodiversity net gain into projects of varying scales of complexity. We have experience in facilitating net gain for small scale developments on ecologically poor sites as well as large infrastructure projects in ecologically sensitive sites. Biodiversity net gain (BNG) is an active and developing area of policy, and approaches throughout the environmental industry will be continuously updated. PBA Applied Ecology regularly review the documentation relevant to BNG, and stay at the forefront of BNG developments to ensure we deliver a complete and contemporary service for our clients and their projects.
What is net gain?
Biodiversity is a core component in sustaining social, ecological and economic wellbeing. Enhancing biodiversity is integral to allowing a sustainable approach to development, and BNG is a process through which to enable and evidence biodiversity enhancement in development. Our specialist staff have experience in calculating BNG across a range of sites and projects, and can assist in delivering BNG for your project to the rapidly developing industry standards.
Incorporating biodiversty net gain in your project
In essence, BNG involves the avoidance and minimisation of biodiversity loss as far as is possible, whilst also achieving a measurable net gain to biodiversity that contributes to local and strategic priorities. Developments of all scales, from a single household to large urban and rural projects will require BNG. Developments that require Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs), and Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEAs) will already include many activities that are associated with BNG, and BNG may need to be implemented and incorporated into projects such as building infrastructure.
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