The Government’s commitment to leaving nature in a better state than this generation found it has driven the strategies outlined in the recent 25 Year Environment Plan and revised requirements in the updated National Planning Policy Framework. Both these policies identify transport and infrastructure as a key sector to deliver more for the environment. One way to do this is through Biodiversity Net Gain or Environmental Net Gain. We will provide background on these concepts, provide an overview of new and emerging policies on net gain and demonstrate how net gain can be embedded in transport development projects using examples from WSP’s work.
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Jenny Merriman: Jenny is WSP’s Natural Capital Technical Lead in the UK. An experienced practitioner with over 10 years’ experience in international biodiversity conservation, natural capital and ecosystem services assessments, Jenny is leading WSP’s growing area of work on natural capital. This includes supporting clients to incorporate natural capital assessment into their everyday decisions to help them achieve sustainable solutions for their business and society and exploring how environmental net gain can be embedded into business practice.
Jonny Miller: Jonny is a Principal Consultant working on Biodiversity Net Gain and Natural Capital for WSP. He has 12 years’ experience delivering innovative services on biodiversity and sustainability for residential and infrastructure developers, local government, environmental organisations and community groups. Over this time Jonny has developed local and regional strategies and policies, provided specialist research and advisory services, and delivered new environmental infrastructure. At WSP he applies these skills and experience to deliver net gain for biodiversity on a range of development and land management projects