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Full costs of UK biodiversity net gain revealed by Defra

Defra has reported that the expected overall direct cost to developers of introducing compulsory biodiversity net gain (BNG) in England will be £199m/yr.  The familiarisation cost for developers of implementing the new system is estimated at £6.3m in the first year. Biodiversity net gain requires developers to ensure habitats for wildlife are "enhanced and left in a measurably better state than t...
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Japanese Knotweed

Know your Japanese Knotweed or Pay the Price Japanese Knotweed is classified as one of the top 100 worst invasive species worldwide, and it can cause serious damage to houses and buildings. Knotweed’s capacity to grow from fragments has important implications for control, with movement of knotweed-infested soil being one of the main reasons for its rapid spread across Ireland. The number-one rul...
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