Realising the green vision

2nd October 2020


Martina Girvan and Nicky Hartley set out how biodiversity net gain may be maximised within new developments

The government's 25 Year Plan for the Environment and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) have set the agenda that new development must identify and pursue opportunities to secure measurable

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