We have today published Biodiversity Net Gain Report and Audit Templates that provide a framework for writing reports for projects aiming to achieve Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG).
The templates provided in this document set out a suggested structure and content for reports specifically produced in relation to BNG assessments, including:
1) BNG Feasibility Report
This report would be aimed at a client or design team to inform them of the feasibility of delivering a net gain. It may be contained within, or be supplementary to, a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) Report.
2) BNG Design Stage Report
This report would be typically aimed at decision-makers, e.g., a local planning authority, at the design consent stage of a project (i.e., to form part of a planning application submission alongside an Ecological Impact Assessment Report).
3) BNG Audit Report
This report provides an audit checklist confirming the delivery of BNG at project completion.
The templates have been designed for development projects but can be adapted for other land use change projects and appraisals.
This autumn we will also be delivering training on the Biodiversity Metric 3.0. If you are interested in attending this, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the expression of interest list to then notify you once the course dates have been released.