DCE are delighted to have recently been awarded the contract to work with Neath Port Talbot CBC’s Countryside and Wildlife Team on their Biodiversity Compensation Project. This novel project aims to develop a new innovative approach to delivery of biodiversity compensation and mitigation. DCE will work with landowners in an attempt to develop a new ‘green business’ where charges can be made to developers for delivery of appropriate mitigation/compensation in the best value locations ecologically. A number of pilot sites will be taken forward and specifications for practical habitat works developed. Work on the project has already begun and will continue throughout 2016.