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Biodiversity Offsetting

Salter & Mckenna are able to identify, negotiate and formalise agreeemtns between landowners and developers, enabling either offsetting or habitat creation in return for capital income and reward. 
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Biodiversity offsetting

Biodiversity offsets are conservation activities that are designed to give biodiversity benefits to compensate for losses - ensuring that when a development damages nature (and this damage cannot be avoided or mitigated) new nature sites will be created.


Where appropriate, biodiversity offsetting is an option available to developers to fulfil their obligations under the planning system’s mitigation hierarchy.

Habitat creation

Habitat creation allows for developers to create new habitat or restore existing habitats for protected species. 

The habitat creation and restoration programme allows for developers to relocate certain protected species to new areas allowing them to meet relevant planning requirements. 

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We can provide a complete service providing developers with the knowoledge that all elements of their planning application have been fully adhered to.

  • Providing relocation of protected species

  • Biodiversity offsetting to mitigate net losses

  • Long term monitoring and management of environmental sites

  • Liaising with local planning authorities 

  • Ensure environmental credibility

  • Deliver meaningful environmental gain

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National Planning Policy in the UK now requires many developers to offset net loss through biodiversity offsetting or provide some form of habitat creation and or restoration. 

For them to fulfill these requirements typically they will require third party land to carry this out on. 

We are able to provide sites to the developers to enable compliance subject to payment in return. Typically this will involve the following landowner requirements:

  • Enter an agreement for around 25 years

  • Manage the site in accordance with pre agreed guidelines

  • Allow a third party to monitor implementation of the sits and ongoing management

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