Issue details

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) Monitoring and Reporting fees

1/ To set out a proposed charging schedule for monitoring of s106 agreements for Biodiversity Net Gain sites for all sites where such an obligation exists.
2/ To outline the legislative and policy background to monitoring of section 106 agreements
3/ To set out why a monitoring charge is considered necessary and what activities the proposed charge relates to.
5/ To present some examples of charging structures implemented by other local authorities
6/ To seek permission of the Corporate Director of Community Development, to authorise a charging structure for monitoring fees associated with off-site or on-site BNG.
7/ To note that according to government guidance the BNG monitoring fees may only reflect costs incurred and may not be used to generate revenue for other services outside BNG.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affect on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/11/2023

Decision due: 26 Jan 2024 by Corporate Director of Community Development

Lead member: Executive Member for Open to Business

Lead director: Corporate Director of Community Development

Contact: Tim Burkinshaw, Biodiversity Net Gain Officer Email: Email:

Consultation process






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Background papers