Biodiversity net gain is a pivotal development for landscape professionals, who collectively have long advocated for proper planning and design to maximise the benefits that ecosystem services provide.
The Landscape Institute (LI) has published a new policy briefing document for members on why net gain is so important and how landscape designers, managers, and planners can best implement it.
A comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions is also a useful facet of this new briefing document.
You can access the current publication here.
In line with Defra announcing the publication of Biodiversity Metric 3.1 on the 21st of April, the LI is in the process of updating ‘Biodiversity net gain for landscape professionals’ and will publish a new version in the coming weeks.