Next Week, the 23rd of April, Crosby Associates are excited to present our upcoming must-attend webinar for SME developers- held in association with The HBA and Environment Bank.

As of April 2024, new mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) rules in England have come into effect for SME developers, meaning in most cases planning permission will be determined by whether the site’s biodiversity is improved rather than reduced. Follow this link to sign up to our webinar analysing these changes and what they mean for developers: Microsoft Virtual Events Powered by Teams.

In this upcoming webinar, we will discuss effective BNG strategies specifically for smaller developers, and how best to navigate these new requirements. The webinar will feature input from expert guest speakers, with a wealth of knowledge covering both Biodiversity and development requirements.

These speakers include:

  • Sean Rooney- Principal Planner (RTPI)
  • Rico Wojtulewicz- HBA head of policy and market insight
  • Alexa Culver- General Counsel
  • Michael Parinchy- Senior Construction Manager and New Developments Director at Probuild360 and Chairman of the HBA

The webinar will clearly outline the impact these new requirements will have on smaller scale developments, answering questions such as:

  • What are the long-term legal requirements for BNG, and how do they apply to SME’s?
  • How will BNG impact the SME planning process, and who can offer support?
  • What will on-site BNG delivery look like for small projects, and who is responsible?
  • How can developers find an effective approach, and what off-site options are available?

This webinar is relevant to anyone looking to solidify their understanding of these recent changes, especially for those SME developers who are unsure of what these changes mean and how they may effect planning permission. Be sure to sign up at the following link to secure your place: Microsoft Virtual Events Powered by Teams