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Habitat Bank Checklist

Habitat Bank Checklist

The Habitat Bank Checklist is crucial information for landowners interested in creating habitat banks in the South Downs National Park as part of new rules for Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG).

The principles of BNG in development has been set out by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

The Checklist sets out for landowners the information that is required in order satisfy the SDNPA validation process of a prospective Habitat Bank for BNG prior to entering into a s106 legal agreement.

What is a Habitat Bank?

A Habitat Bank is habitat created or enhanced (banked) ‘up front’ with units then sold to developers to secure off-site BNG units.

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