Support for Councils and Clerks

Model Biodiversity Policy And Action Plan Now Available

Under the 2021 Environment Act, public authorities (including town and parish councils) operating in England must consider what they can do to conserve and enhance biodiversity by 1st January 2024. Find out what is required and download our model policy and action plan.

1st January 2024 Biodiversity Deadline for Councils

Get it on your agenda for the end of the year! You must complete your first consideration of what action to take for biodiversity by 1 January 2024. You must agree your policies and objectives as soon as possible after this. This includes Parish and Town Councils. Find out more now.

Biodiversity Net Gain Update

The government has set out next steps on plans for new housing, commercial and infrastructure developments to be “nature positive” and confirmed that upcoming legislation to bring in these rules will be laid in November.