The UK Government has made a commitment to halt nature’s decline by 2030. Much of England’s wildlife-rich habitat has been lost over the last century, and whilst progress has been made in recent decades many habitats are in poor condition and still declining.
The main drivers of biodiversity decline are habitat loss and land use change, pollution, invasive species, unsustainable use of our resources, and climate change.
Despite this however, there is still a need for more housing and commercial developments to help fuel the economy and drive growth. Here at EMEC we are working in partnership with developers and planning authorities to ensure these goals are still met but in a sustainable manner that doesn’t negatively impact the environment.
Our land management team has a proven track record of carrying out biodiversity net gain (BNG) assessments and advising clients on how best to achieve their BNG targets and minimise the environmental impact of development projects.
How Can EMEC Help?
- We can discuss options for increasing post-development biodiversity units through local off-site habitat creation
- Our land management team can enhance existing habitats and create new habitats with high biodiversity value
- We can prepare long-term ecological management and monitoring plans for a site. EMEC’s land management team can deliver on those plans in the long-term and satisfy all long-term management and reporting requirements
- EMEC can project manage the entire BNG process through our whole service provision