The Government White Paper on reforming the planning system focuses on speeding things up. This includes moving to a rules-based planning system to give developers greater clarity on what development is acceptable in which location, and making the environmental assessment process more efficient. But how does this marry up with the forthcoming mandatory approach to Biodiversity Net Gain? Can we speed up the process of getting a development to construction and then operation, while not just improving the environmental outcomes but delivering genuine and meaningful long-term benefits for nature and people?
In this webinar, experts from a range of different industry sectors will discuss the risks, the uncertainties, the opportunities and the green path we should take to rebuild our economy in ways that tackle climate change and address biodiversity loss.
This webinar will be presented by:
Jason Reeves CEnv MCIEEM
Dr Julia Baker CEnv MCIEEM
Tom Butterworth BSc, MSc, MCIEEM
Bob Edmonds CEnv MCIEEM
Louise Clarke BSc, MSc
Julia is Biodiversity Technical Specialist for Balfour Beatty, leading their Biodiversity Net Gain projects for a variety of infrastructure developments.
Tom is the Technical Director for Natural Capital and Biodiversity at WSP. Tom supports clients in public and private sectors in meeting their targets for development together with their objectives for wildlife.
Bob is Technical Director for SLR’s Ecology Team in the UK, leading their Biodiversity Net Gain projects. Bob is also director of UKHab Ltd, which established the UK Habitat Classification for terrestrial and freshwater habitat in the UK.
Louise is Head of Sustainability Places at Berkeley Group, leading on their Biodiversity Net Gain projects across the UK.