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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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The Government has introduced a new ‘Biodiversity Net Gain’ regime to increase biodiversity across the country. These new rules 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 small 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 at a fraction of the cost.

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.

BNG loolUse 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.

Explore tool
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.

LPA toolAccess 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.

Exempt checker from BNGUse the Exemption Checker
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