Following the announcement of government legislation being implemented from January 2024 that will mandate developers to achieve at least a 10% Biodiversity Net Gain on almost all developments in England seeking planning permission.
Eden Project announced a plan to help tackle the biodiversity crisis throughout the UK, unveiling a new company, the Eden Project Wildflower Bank.
Working in partnership with landowners, organisations, and businesses, aiming to create wildflower-rich grassland habitats across the UK through the creation of Biodiversity Net Gain Units and manage these areas of land for a minimum of 30 years.
The Eden Project Wildflower Bank will draw on the expertise of the National Wildflower Centre (NWC), which is part of the Eden Project. For the past 20 years, the NWC has been delivering creative conservation and new wildflower landscapes all across the UK.
Eden’s Development Director, Dan James, said: “We know that the nature crisis is at the heart of the planetary emergency. If we cannot increase the level of biodiversity of our landscapes and support nature recovery, we will not be able to reverse the impact of climate change. As one of the UK’s leading environmental charities, it is important that the Eden Project leads the way in supporting habitat creation and restoration. The Eden Project Wildflower Bank offers an exciting route for us to help make that happen.”
Find out more at www.edenproject.com.