The Summary of Responses published by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs suggested that no types of development would face a disproportionate impact.

This view has also been supported by the UK Green Building Council and the WWF.  They state that a large development would be required to provide more in way of compensation under a system of net gain but that would mean that it would be proportionate.

However, the Home Builders Federation and Crest Nicholson do not support a mandatory approach towards biodiversity net gain, as they feel that residential development would be dis-proportionally affected and this could threaten the housing delivery output.

It seems that further evidence is required or possibly that net gain should be applied on a case by case basis.

Bloomfields will continue to monitor the objectives of this policy and the impacts that it could have on the work we engage in.