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An Introduction to Biodiversity Net Gain – Free Breakfast Seminar

22nd January 2020

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is an approach to development that leaves biodiversity in a better state than before. When the forthcoming Environment Bill comes into effect, it will be mandatory, in almost all cases, for planning applications to demonstrate a 10% net gain in biodiversity in order to be approved. In this seminar, we will introduce the concept of BNG and discuss the implications for developers.

Join Urban Edge Environmental Consulting and Rix & Kay Solicitors for this free event. Coffee and pastries will be provided and there will be an opportunity for networking before and after the talks.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Topics for Discussion

What is Biodiversity Net Gain and when it will come into effect?
Who will it affect?
What will it mean in practice for you and your development?
What are the advantages of a Biodiversity Net Gain approach?
What are some of the potential traps developers should be aware of?

Who the Event is For

This event is for anyone working in the built environment sector who wants to learn more about this topic and how it’s likely to affect their future developments. It is particularly relevant to those who are involved in the design and planning stages of developments eg house builders, developers, architects and planners.


The seminar is being hosted in two locations:

Book my place: Thursday 6 February – Sevenoaks

Book my place: Thursday 13 February – Brighton


8:15am – Arrival, tea, coffee and pastries
8:30am – Presentations and Q&As
9.15am – Networking opportunity
9:30am – End of event


Joanna Bryan, Chartered Legal Executive – Commercial Property Team, Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP
Rix & Kay is a full service law firm with offices in Ashford, Brighton & Hove, Seaford, Sevenoaks and Uckfield. We retain a strong regional presence across Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London and work in partnership with business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals, providing expert legal advice across a wide range of legal services including teams specialising in planning and environmental law. For more information visit

Giulia Civello, Principal Environmental Consultant, Urban Edge Environmental Consulting
Urban Edge Environmental Consulting (UEEC) is a CIEEM-registered consultancy based in Brighton and operating throughout the South East. We work with both public and private sector clients, assisting them in understanding the ecological and environmental constraints and opportunities facing their development proposals. Services provided include environmental planning, ecological surveys and mitigation and impact assessments, including EIA. Our clients include house builders, commercial developers, planning consultants, architects, utility providers and local government. For more info, visit


St Julians, Underriver, Sevenoaks TN15 0RX- Thursday 6 February 2020

Book my place: Sevenoaks

My Hotel, 17 Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE – Thursday 13th February 2020

Book my place: Brighton