What the government's biodiversity proposals could mean for planning

New proposals requiring developers to leave habitats in a better condition after their scheme is built have prompted some conservation groups to claim they could allow developers to pay to "destroy nature". However, commentators say such fears are misplaced.

by Mark Wilding
Green gain: under government plans, developers will be obliged to show how they are improving biodiversity
Green gain: under government plans, developers will be obliged to show how they are improving biodiversity

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