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The Small Sites Metric is a streamlined version of the Biodiversity Metric 3.0 and calculates Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), which will be introduced in 2023 as part of the Environment Bill. It is intended for use only on small development sites which do not contain any high or very high distinctiveness habitats.

This survey intends to identify how suitable this metric is for introduction in 2023.

Consultation end: 31st January 2022

  Access survey here