Biodiversity offsetting is defined as “conservation activity designed to deliver biodiversity benefits in one place to compensate for losses in another, in a measurable way”

Biodiversity Offsetting

Biodiversity offsetting is defined as “conservation activity designed to deliver biodiversity benefits in one place to compensate for losses in another, in a measurable way”. It can be used to offset the environmental losses from a development project by creating or restoring habitats elsewhere.   H&H Land and Property offers a complete service to you in relation to biodiversity offsetting, whether you are a developer or an offset provider.

Biodiversity offsetting services includes:

  • Negotiating offset requirements with the local planning authority
  • Ecological surveying of development and potential offset sites
  • Calculating biodiversity metrics
  • Professional guidance on the restoration or creation of habitats
  • Biodiversity Offset Management Plans
  • Long-term monitoring of offset sites
  • Brokering agreements between developers and offset providers
  • Valuation of biodiversity units
  • Locating and negotiating the purchase of suitable offset land