Biodiversity offsetting

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Sustainability - environmental concerns - biodiversity.

Biodiversity offsets are actions undertaken by developers to produce improvements - or gains - in biodiversity.

These improvements - or gains - can be offset against the expected negative impacts of the proposed development on biodiversity.

Biodiversity offsetting would generally be a final measure, having first taken steps to mitigate and minimise the direct negative impacts.

The normal overall objective would be no net loss of biodiversity, or a net gain in biodiversity.

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