Issue details

Biodiversity Net Gain Supplementary Planning Document

The Biodiversity Net Gain Supplementary Planning Document provides further guidance to the policies contained within the Development Plan. It contains information on how developers can comply with biodiversity net gain which becomes mandatory in November 2023 and advice to landowners seeking to use their land as habitat banks for biodiversity net gain.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/05/2023

Decision due: 12 Nov 2024 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Planning, Transport and Countryside

Lead director: Executive Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration

Department: Place

Contact: Julie Gil, Principal Environmental Policy Officer Email: julie.gil@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 351189.

Consultation process

The Draft Biodiversity Net Gain Supplementary Planning Document will go out to public consultation for a period of approximately 6 weeks.

Consultees

Consultees on the Council’s planning consultation database will be invited to take part in this consultation . These include statutory consultees such as Natural England and Parish and Town Councils, local groups and developers and residents.

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration

Financial Impact: There are set up costs which is paid for from DEFRA grants and existing resources. The implementation of the strategy will be neutral or potentially a longer term financial gain for the Council.