This work strand also flows from the Environment Act. The current focus of Sussex Nature Partnership is to understand how biodiversity net gain will be implemented in practice and to provide training and knowledge sharing on this topic for local authorities. The partnership will also seek opportunities to work with local authorities and government agencies to better understand how biodiversity net gain can be used in a strategic way to help deliver Local Nature Recovery Strategies.
Work in this area is guided by a newly formed Biodiversity Net Gain Working Group.
Documents and resources
Defra has issued a consultation on regulations for BNG which can be found here. The Working Group will be developing a response to this in the coming months.
Several online events were held on BNG in 2020-21. Recordings of these events will be made available soon.