Biodiversity 3.0 metric launched in new sustainable development toolkit
Natural England unveils the Biodiversity Metric 3.0 to help developments achieve biodiversity net gain and give back to nature. They launched three new tools to help developers measure biodiversity net gain and ensure new developments are “nature positive”.
Where a development has an impact on biodiversity, it will ensure that the development is delivered in a way which helps to restore any biodiversity loss and seeks to deliver thriving natural spaces for local communities.
As proposed in the Environment Bill, biodiversity net gain must be measured using a recognised biodiversity metric. The new Biodiversity Metric 3.0 will provide a way of measuring and accounting for nature losses and gains resulting from development or changes in land management.