Planning and Compulsory Purchase Webinar Series 2022

In this quarterly webinar series we cover a range of topical issues led by planning and compulsory purchase specialists

12 April 2022

Environment Act and Biodiversity Net Gain

In the second webinar of our 2022 Planning and Compulsory Webinar Series we will provide an overview of the Biodiversity Net Gain (“BNG”) provisions contained in the Environment Act 2021. We will be covering what is and what isn’t in force and what this means for development projects and decision-making. We will also discuss the recent Defra consultation and consider what this is likely to mean on a practical level.

The webinar will focus on practical tips from our extensive experience in the team as well as highlighting what is coming on to the horizon and when.

The session will be presented by director, Sarah Sutherland and senior associate, Cathryn Tracey and will include a Q&A section at the end.

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Time: 12pm

Duration: 1 hour

Net Zero: what does it mean in practice? 

Our first webinar in our 2022 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Webinar Series is now available to watch on-demand.

In this webinar we give an overview of what 'Net Zero' means and consider recent statutory and policy changes in England and Wales that are likely to have an impact on development projects and decision-making. We cover the practical implications of Net Zero in terms of the types of infrastructure needed to deliver it and how to address the new policy requirements in applications for planning consent. The webinar provides practical tips as well as highlighting potential challenges in this fast evolving area.

Please note: this webinar was first broadcast on Tuesday, 8 March 2022


Upcoming webinars:

  • September: s106 and CIL update
  • November: Case law update

Watch our previous webinars from 2021 here:

  • A Procedural Guide to Judicial review and Statutory Challenges
  • The story of s106 agreements
  • Town and Village Greens - a Constraint on Development
  • Planning Case Law in 2020 Review

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