Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) Habitat Banks & Feasibility Surveys

Whilst the rest of the Orbis team have recently had their fair share of ‘bat-related fun’, Oliver has been hard at work putting his Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) knowledge to good use.

Oliver has been out and about exploring the Devon and Cornish countryside over the last month or two. He has been working with a number of landowners to carry out feasibility surveys for Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) Habitat Banks across a wide variety of sites, including arable land, pasture, woodland and hedgerows.  

The main aim of this type of survey is to inform the landowner of the existing baseline biodiversity value of their land and investigate the scope for the creation or enhancement of the habitats present. In this way there is potential to generate additional BNG units for sale on the open market.

It’s always interesting to chat with the landowners about what is feasible and how it relates to their aspirations for the land.  

Oliver Chope

Whilst it has been great to get out and spend sometime outside (despite some dubious springtime weather), it’s now back to the office for Oliver, time to get on with assessing the various options for the sites and then importantly get down to the nitty gritty of developing the Habitat Management and Monitoring Plans (HMMP).