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Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 7782, tabled on 26 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 18 December 2021 to question 127521, when the planned consultation on implementing biodiversity net gain through the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project regime will be published.

Answered on

11 June 2021

The Government is exploring how a biodiversity net gain approach for major infrastructure projects could best be delivered, and how other policy or legislative levers could be used to support this. To ensure that projects in the pipeline are able to progress and take advantage of the benefits a net gain approach can offer, the Government intends to consult further in due course.