Unlock Biodiversity Net Gain regulations with Biodiversity Units from Environment Bank

With an expanding network of Habitat Banks across England, we can provide local or adjacent Biodiversity Units, enabling you to meet your Biodiversity Net Gain regulations through off-site mitigation. Subject to availability, our units are ready to be purchased now, offering a clean break from all long-term liability often associated with on-site delivery. With a dedicated team of ecology, planning and legal experts, we provide a cost-effective and frictionless route through the planning process.

See below a list of our Habitat Banks and available Biodiversity Units.

North East

Heighington Habitat Bank

Local planning authority:
Darlington Borough Council,
National Character Area:
Tees Lowlands

Biodiversity Units available:
Lowland meadows
Ponds (priority habitat)
Other neutral grassland

Bingfield Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: Northumberland County Council
National Character Area:
Mid Northumberland

Biodiversity Units available:
Mixed scrub
Lowland meadows

Upcoming:
Hartlepool Habitat Bank

Local planning authority:
Hartlepool Borough Council
National Character Area: 
Durham Magnesian Limestone Plateau
Region:
North East

North West

Hoscar Habitat Bank

Local planning authority:
West Lancashire Borough Council
National Character Area: 
Lancashire and Amounderness Plain

Biodiversity Units available:
TBC

Horwich Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
National Character Area: 
South Pennines

Biodiversity Units available:
Ditches
Other neutral grassland
Ponds (non-priority habitat)
Other lowland acid grassland

Upcoming:
Hartlepool Habitat Bank

Local planning authority:Cumberland Council

National Character Area:
West Cumbria Coastal Plain
Region: North West

Upcoming:
Hartlepool Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Cheshire West and Chester Council
National Character Area: 
Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire Plain
Region: North West

Upcoming:
Hartlepool Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
National Character Area: 
Southern Pennines
Region: North West

Yorkshire

Whitby Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
North Yorkshire Council
National Character Area: 
North York Moors and Cleveland Hills

Biodiversity Units available:
Mixed scrub
Lowland meadows
Ponds (non-priority habitat)

Ripon Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
North Yorkshire Council
National Character Area: 
Pennine Dales Fringe

Biodiversity Units available:
Lowland meadows
Ponds (priority habitat)
Other neutral grassland
Other rivers and streams

Bolsterstone Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Sheffield City Council
National Character Area: 
Yorkshire Southern Pennine Fringe

Biodiversity Units available:
Mixed scrub
Lowland meadows
Ponds (non-priority habitat)
Other woodland; broadleaved

Harrogate Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
North Yorkshire Council
National Character Area: 
Pennines Dales Fringe

Biodiversity Units available:
Rural tree
Mixed scrub
Lowland meadows
Ponds (priority habitat)
Other neutral grassland
Species-rich native hedgerow
Other woodland; broadleaved
Lowland mixed deciduous woodland

Upcoming: Filey Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
North Yorkshire Council
National Character Area: 
Vale of Pickering
Region: Yorkshire

Upcoming: Leyburn Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
North Yorkshire Council
National Character Area: 
Yorkshire Dales
Region: Yorkshire

Upcoming: Keighley Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Bradford Metropolitan District Council
National Character Area: 
Southern Pennines
Region: Yorkshire

Upcoming: Malton Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
North Yorkshire Council
National Character Area: 
Howardian Hills
Region: Yorkshire

East Midlands

Heacham Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk
National Character Area: 
The Fens

Biodiversity Units available:
Mixed scrub
Other neutral grassland
Ponds (non-priority habitat)
Species-rich native hedgerow
Other woodland; broadleaved

Upcoming: Dereham Habitat Bank

Local planning authority:
Breckland District Council
National Character Area:
Mid Norfolk
Region: East of England

Upcoming: Wymondham Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
South Norfolk District Council
National Character Area: 
South Norfolk and High Suffolk Claylands
Region: East of England

Upcoming: Thaxted Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Uttlesford District Council
National Character Area: 
South Suffolk and North Essex Clayland
Region: East of England

London & South East

Blackboys Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Wealden District Council
National Character Area: 
High Weald

Biodiversity Units available:
Mixed scrub
Lowland meadows
Other neutral grassland
Ponds (non-priority habitat)
Other woodland; broadleaved

Emberton Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Milton Keynes City Council
National Character Area: 
Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Claylands

Biodiversity Units available:
Mixed scrub
Lowland meadows
Other neutral grassland
Species-rich native hedgerow

Ardingly Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Mid Sussex District Council
National Character Area: 
High Weald

Biodiversity Units available:
Hedgerow
Mixed scrub
Lowland meadows
Other neutral grassland
Ponds (non-priority habitat)
Other woodland; broadleaved
Lowland mixed deciduous woodland

Biodiversity Units available:
Hedgerow
Mixed scrub
Lowland meadows
Other neutral grassland
Ponds (non-priority habitat)
Other woodland; broadleaved
Lowland mixed deciduous woodland
Species-rich native hedgerow with trees

Upcoming: Horam Habitat Bank

Local planning authority:
Wealden District Council
National Character Area: 
High Weald
Region: London & South East

Upcoming: Buckingham Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Buckinghamshire Council
National Character Area: 
Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Claylands
Region: London & South East

Upcoming: Greatworth Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
West Northamptonshire Council
National Character Area: 
Northamptonshire Uplands
Region: London & South East

South West

Puddington Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Mid Devon District Council
National Character Area: 
The Culm

Biodiversity Units available:
Mixed scrub
Other neutral grassland

Witchampton Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Dorset Council
National Character Area: 
Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase

Biodiversity Units available:
TBC

Chippenham Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Wiltshire Council
National Character Area: 
Avon Vales

Biodiversity Units available:
Ditches
Rural tree
Reedbeds
Mixed scrub
Lowland meadows
Ponds (priority habitat)
Other neutral grassland
Other rivers and streams
Other woodland; broadleaved
Species-rich native hedgerow with trees

Upcoming: Mawgan Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Cornwall Council
National Character Area: 
The Lizard
Region: South West

Upcoming: Longhope Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Forest of Dean District Council
National Character Area: 
Forest of Dean and Lower Wye
Region: South West

Upcoming: Highworth Habitat Bank

Local planning authority: 
Swindon Borough Council
National Character Area: 
Upper Thames Clay Vales
Region: South West

Our Habitat Bank network is expanding

If you can’t find the Biodiversity Units you require, please contact us for an up to date list of Habitat Banks and available units.

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