Scrub BNG Units for Sale

Scrub Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) units are gaining importance in the UK’s conservation market, propelled by BNG mandates from the Environment Act.

Owners of scrub habitats now have a unique chance to transform their land into valuable BNG units, attracting developers aiming to meet their environmental obligations.

Our BNG Unit Marketplace features top-quality scrub BNG Units across the UK, designed to be user-friendly and provide quick solutions for meeting BNG requirements.

10% BNG Mandatory From 12th February 2024

The government announced with the 2021 Environment Act that from January 2024 (April 2024 for smaller sites), all development projects must make sure that, as a condition of planning permission being approved, they increase the net gain of the biodiversity of an area by a minimum of 10% compared to the pre development biodiversity value.


What Are Scrub Habitats?

Scrub habitats are dynamic ecosystems characterised by dense vegetation, including shrubs, young trees, and brambles, which are crucial for biodiversity. They provide essential shelter, breeding grounds, and food sources for a variety of wildlife, including birds, insects, and mammals.

Scrub areas act as natural transition zones between different habitats, enriching the ecological landscape. Managing these habitats effectively is key to enhancing their biodiversity value, making them a vital component of conservation strategies and biodiversity net gain efforts.

What Are Scrub Habitat BNG Units?

Scrub BNG units represent a wide range of BNG Units. These units are derived from enhancing scrub areas, which are vital for a myriad of species for breeding, feeding, and shelter to maintain habitat diversity.

Effective management and restoration of scrub can significantly increase its biodiversity value, making these areas key contributors to the UK’s biodiversity objectives.

Incorporating a mix of age, structure, and open spaces within scrub, and maintaining its edges, are essential practices for maximising wildlife benefits.

These efforts ensure that scrub habitats continue to support diverse plant and animal communities, aligning with broader conservation and development goals. 

Why Buy Scrub BNG Units on Gaia

Purchasing Scrub Habitat BNG units through Gaia is a practical and efficient way for developers to meet their BNG requirements. Gaia has the country’s leading BNG Unit Marketplace with over 20,000 Units well over £500 million across England, including a multitude of diverse scrub habitats. 

Gaia’s entirely free software offers complex filtering systems, interactive BNG tools and a search system allowing developers to source specific wetland units needed in moments. Gaia has exclusively verified sellers with quality BNG Units, so there’s no risk of losing out.

If the specific unit you require isn’t available, the Gaia team spends dedicated sourcing time using stellar private contacts to ensure your units are found.