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Survey Indicates Strong Backing for Programs Promoting Biodiversity Enhancement


Survey Indicates Strong Backing for Programs Promoting Biodiversity Enhancement

A recent survey conducted by biodiversity tech start-up Joe’s Blooms has revealed widespread support among the British public for the upcoming biodiversity net gain (BNG) policy. According to the survey, two in three people in Britain are in favour of the new policy, which will require developers to invest in measures to increase biodiversity by 10% in local habitats.


The BNG policy, scheduled to become part of the planning system in November 2023 but later postponed to January this year, has garnered significant public backing. Half of the respondents expressed that they would be more inclined to support new local developments if builders were legally obligated to invest in enhancing the natural environment. In contrast, only one in ten respondents indicated that they would be less likely to support such developments.


While the government initially planned for the BNG requirements to take effect in January, a spokesperson for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs stated that the implementation is pending parliamentary procedure. The spokesperson mentioned that mandatory BNG is expected to be enforced in the "coming weeks," although precise details regarding the timing remain unclear.


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