BioNet UK is a leading land agent for Biodiversity Net Gain plots in the UK. We help landowners and developers to achieve their environmental and economic goals through the sale and purchase of biodiversity units along with necessary assessment requirements and the ongoing management of the land.
Biodiversity net gain is a way of ensuring that development projects leave the natural environment in a better state than before. It means that the habitats and species that live on the land are improved and enhanced, not just protected or compensated. Net gain is measured by a metric that calculates the quality and quantity of habitats on a site before and after development. The aim is to achieve at least a 10% net gain in biodiversity value. Net gain is a requirement for planning permission in England, and it can also bring benefits for developers, landowners, communities and wildlife.
To achieve net gain, developers have to show that their development will add at least 10% of biodiversity value to the site. This can be done by creating new habitats, restoring existing habitats, and improving habitat connectivity on the site. If this is not possible, developers can use off-site options, such as buying biodiversity units from local landowners who have registered their land for net gain. Biodiversity units are a measure of the quality and quantity of habitats on a site. By buying biodiversity units, developers can support the creation and management of habitats elsewhere in the local area
At BioNet UK, we are committed to helping landowners and developers reach the biodiversity net gain requirements by being a manager and broker of the land units. Here is how we can help you:
If you are a landowner, we can help you register your land for net gain using the online service. We can also advise you on how to improve the quality and quantity of habitats on your land, and how to measure and verify the biodiversity value of your land using the DEFRA Metrics. We can help you sell your biodiversity units to developers who need them, and negotiate the best price and terms for you. We can also help you manage and monitor your land for net gain, and ensure that you comply with the legal and contractual obligations.
If you are a developer, we can help you find suitable land for off-site units or statutory credits, or buy them from landowners who have registered their land for net gain. We can help you record your off-site units or statutory credits using the online service, and ensure that you meet the net gain requirements for planning permission. We can also help you reduce the costs and risks of net gain, and maximise the benefits for your project and the environment.
We have a team of experts who have extensive knowledge and experience in net gain, ecology, land management, and planning. We have access to a network of buyers and sellers across the UK, and we can match you with the best opportunities for net gain. Whether you are a landowner looking to sell your land, or a developer looking for land to buy, we can help you with net gain. Contact us today to find out more.