The Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership is working with its partners to put into place a robust and transparent scheme for ensuring that development results in net biodiversity gains across the Bucks and MK area.
We are working on:
In March 2020, the NEP Board approved a model “Supplementary Planning Document” (SPD) that sets out the detailed workings of the approach and is available for local authorities to use to tailor to their Local Plans and publicly consult on.Download our model Supplementary Planning Document here.
In line with the NEP’s “model” SPD, until the Bucks & MK metric is available, we would recommend using the latest version of the Warwickshire County Council metric for biodiversity impact assessment calculations. The latest version of this metric, as well as accompanying guidance on its use and other background documents and evidence, can be found on the Warwickshire County Council website [external link].
Further details will be released when they are finalised.