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Joe's Blooms was founded in 2022 to help planning applicants comply with the new 'Biodiversity Net Gain' regulations and improve biodiversity across England

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In 2023, the UK government is introducing a new ‘Biodiversity Net Gain’ regime to increase biodiversity across the country. These new rules will be phased in and, when introduced, will require most new planning applications to complete a statutorily compliant ‘Biodiversity Gain Plan’ (BGP).

These plans are mandated by law and include pre-development biodiversity scores calculated in line with Natural England's 'Biodiversity Metric', and set out how development will achieve a 10% increase in each biodiversity score.

  • There is particular concern for the estimated 35,000 SME developers who will need to comply with these regulations.
  • Estimates from independent experts suggest that traditional solutions will cost small developments around £2,000 per planning application.

Joe’s Blooms exists to solve these problems via a very fast, cost-effective online platform that provides planning applicants with a complete and easy-to-use end-to-end solution for producing BGPs in a fraction of the time and cost it would otherwise take.

Access our BNG tools

Comply with BNG today

The Biodiversity Net Gain Tool is a new tool that offers small sites end-to end compliance with the new BNG law.

Use our BNG tool

Calculate the value of your Biodiversity Units

Joe's Blooms Explore is a new digital tool that allows you to easily work out the Biodiversity Unit value of any piece of land.

Use our Explore tool

Take care of your BNG

Our easy-to-use tool ensures full biodiversity net gain compliance and control for Local Planning Authorities.

Access the LPA portal

Find out if you are exempt from BNG

The easy-to-use Exemption Checker allows you to find out if BNG applies to your development and get all the information you need!

Use the Exemption Checker
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