Wow!!! 317,000 and counting.
Just read the response by the government and for once I am optimistic, here’s a snippet from the last paragraph:
“Our revised National Planning Policy Framework also makes clear that planning policies and decisions should contribute to and enhance the natural environment by minimising the impacts on, and providing net gains for, biodiversity. However, we plan to require developers to deliver biodiversity net gain, under new arrangements in the forthcoming Environment Bill. This will mean wildlife habitat must be left in a measurably better state than it was before any development.”
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
🙂 🙂 🙂