Decision details

Biodiversity Net Gain (including information on Local Nature Recovery Strategy)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To update the Executive with regards to the implications of Biodiversity Net Gain and the Local Nature Recovery Strategy. Providing further information on requirements and future workstreams, mandated through the Environment Act 2021.

The Executive will be asked to note the content of the report.




                         i.         Noted the delays to the implementation of the BNG regime by Government;

                        ii.         Agreed to delegate to The Executive Members for the Environment and Climate Change Emergency the necessary Member decisions for the development of the LNRS and that officers convey those decisions for consideration of NYC as statutory Authority;

                      iii.         confirmed that whilst not statutory Authority they wish to reserve the agreement to adopt the LNRS as a key decision;

                      iv.         Agreed the one off £30k expenditure from the Government grant detailed in the financial implications to commission a 2-phase approach to enhanced BNG opportunities for York and along with sums negotiated for the delivery of the LNRS expenditure is delegated to the Director of Transport Highways and the Environment in consultation with the Executive Members for Environment and Climate Change Emergency.


Reason:     To improve biodiversity net gain in York.

Report author: Eleanor Sorfleet

Publication date: 13/10/2023

Date of decision: 12/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 12/10/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 17/10/2023

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