A tender for 74 lots of biodiversity units closes tomorrow (2 February) in the first sale of its kind.

These are on land stretching from Northumberland to Cornwall and include sites in Kent, Cheshire and Suffolk.

The units are being offered by landowners to help developers meet biodiversity net gain (BNG) obligations, which come into effect across England just 10 days later on 12 February.

From that date, developers will be under an obligation to improve the biodiversity associated with their sites by at least 10%, either on- or off-site.

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