The housebuilding industry is facing Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) legislation that brings challenges in planning, costs and the economics of new projects– butalsothe trailing risk of30 years of biodiversity gains and monitoring.
It is vitalthatsolutions to BNGand thetrailing risks are found, otherwise housebuilders will be blamed for failures and fines, if open spaces are mismanaged or left in the hands of unwitting homeowners.
In its recent report, the Competition and Markets Authority highlightedsuchissues and the large sums housebuilders could be asked to pay for LPA adoption. It also pinpointed the need for structures to protect the best interests of homeowners.
How can Greenbelt help?
On-site BNG requiresprofessionalspecialistsandGreenbelt isexperienced in managing sensitive habitats, traditional Public Open Space (POS) and amenity landscape features – while facilitating community engagement to ensure homeowners understand the role of multi-functional Green Infrastructure (GI).
With 25-plus years ofexpertise,ithas been in the vanguard of identifying challenges and providing workable solutions.
In fact, whenGreenbelt,housebuilders, land stewards, planners and communities work together, we move from the worst possible outcomes to the best. . . and, right now, Greenbelt has new management models that are tried, tested and ready to go.
To discuss POS and biodiversity solutions, anda positive future for housebuilding,contact Lee Carter, National Sales Director at Greenbelt Group: email@example.com or 07967044148.