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Biodiversity net gain: preliminary housing viability analysis - WC07605

Description
This analysis seeks to provide a preliminary exploration of the impact of implementing biodiversity net gain on the financial viability of housing development in a range of scenarios. Biodiversity net gain is an approach to development that leaves biodiversity in a measurably better state than it was before, through an increase in habitat area or quality. It is typically assessed using the Defra biodiversity metric which uses habitats as a proxy for biodiversity.
Objective
To support Defra’s 25 year environment plan commitment to embed an 'environmental net gain' principle for development including housing and infrastructure.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2018

To: 2018

Cost: £20,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Vivid Economics Ltd
Keywords
Biodiversity