Tools and guides for measuring the biodiversity value of habitat for biodiversity net gain (BNG).
Updated box at top of page to state that biodiversity net gain (BNG) is mandatory from 12 February 2024 and removed the ‘draft guidance’ label. Added information on transferring data from 4.0 to the statutory biodiversity metric.Updated user guides to provide further detail and clarifications, including the assessment of strategic significance and when to record individual trees. Updated calculation tools to correct some labelling errors, minor formula errors and expand width of columns. Updated condition assessments to remove redundant references, reflect the inclusion of sea buckthorn as an invasive coastal species and align the assessment of individual trees to the clarified approach in the user guide.
Amended the statutory biodiversity metric calculation tool to fix an error in the irreplaceable habitats dropdown and minor changes to the working of the tool such as ensuring the rows auto populate correctly and cells adjust their height so error messages can be read.