Biodiversity Offsetting

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/5025
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What representations, if any, has the Mayor's Office made with DEFRA on biodiversity offsetting for Greater London?

Answer

Answer for Biodiversity Offsetting

Answer for Biodiversity Offsetting

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My office has not made any specific representations to DEFRA on 'biodiversity offsetting'.

We will await the result of the national consultation. Subsequently, and if necessary, GLA officers will identify a suitable scheme for London in discussion with partners including Natural England and the London Wildlife Trust.