Workshop: “Biodiversity Net Gain – Design and Delivery within development” | Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 17:45 (GMT), The Alan Baxter Gallery + Online


When: Tuesday, 19th of December 2023, from 5:45pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Alan Baxter Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ

To register for attendance in person, please visit here.

To register for online attendance, please visit here.

This event is organised by the Landscape Institute (London branch) in association with the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management 

“The mandatory requirement of Biodiversity Net Gain introduced under The Environment Act 2021 finally comes into force in January 2024. New developments need to achieve a 10 percent increase in suitable habitat on site, or off-site if on site gain is not possible. This requirement opens new opportunities for closer collaboration between Landscape Architects and Ecologists on future projects.

This event is an opportunity for us to mark Xmas 2023 together and meet friends, old and new.

This initial workshop presents a networking space to share knowledge, form partnerships and build new relationships between ecology and landscape architecture professionals. We will look at practical case studies of projects where Landscape Architects and Ecologists worked together to achieve net gain in biodiversity. We expect a future series of workshops to develop out of this programme.

We will share experiences and knowledge of BNG delivery which balance amenity with biodiversity enhancement. We will discuss opportunities and challenges associated with habitat design, creation and management. We will present examples of projects that have navigated the relationship and balance between habitat for wildlife and habitat that also provide amenity and local access.

There will be an opportunity to explore how the two professions use terminology to reflect their differing priorities and perspectives, to help articulate where conflicts can arise.”

5.45pm Registration and drinks

6.30pm Welcome and Introductions

6.40pm Discussion: What is BNG (and UGF) Peter Massini (Director, Future Nature Consulting Ltd.) and Mark Fisk (Director of Landscape Architecture, LUC)

7.10pm Tanith Cook – Case studies (Senior Associate Ecologist, Mott MacDonald)

7.30pm Mark Fisk – Case studies (Director of Landscape Architecture, LUC)

7.50pm Discussion / Q and A’s / Conclusions / Next steps

8.30pm Drinks, Finish and tidy up

9.00pm Move onto ‘The Three Compasses’ Pub which is just nearby for more Xmas drinks