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25/02/2019

‘Bespoke’ policies required for biodiversity, says RTPI

Words: Laura Edgar
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Government proposals that require all developments to leave biodiversity in a better state than before are not suitable for everywhere in England, the RTPI has said.

Instead, the RTPI believes that “bespoke” policies and tools, like the draft London Plan’s Urban Greening Factor, would be more appropriate.Biodiversity net gain is not suitable, it said, for dense urban areas where development mostly takes place on previously developed land with little biodiversity value.Responding to a consultation by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs ........
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