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 from November 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.