New nature ‘net gain’ consultation: our initial thoughts

We’ll be responding to Defra’s new consultation on biodiversity net gain. Here are a few of our initial thoughts. The UK Government has published a consultation on a mandatory system for ‘biodiversity net gain’. This means a system where developers have to fund net increases in nature when they cause harm. Development can put significant…

Committee passes verdict on Agriculture Bill: our reaction

Today the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has released its report on the Scrutiny of the Agriculture Bill. Here’s an outline of our views on some of the key recommendations from the Committee. Our Outdoors and Natural Resources Director, Patrick Begg, has already commented on the report, saying: “The Committee is right that, above all else,…

Taking Charge of Change – Fit for the Future annual harvest event

More than 130 environmental practitioners from organisations including Historic England, Manchester University, Cancer Research UK, Historic Environment Scotland, RSPB, National Trust and Guide Dogs came together on October 17th at the Law Society in London for Fit for the Future’s annual members conference, The Network Harvest. Fit for the Future is a collaborative environmental network…