Biodiversity units for sale

Billingshield Farms, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, DL13


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Landscape scale biodiversity net gain initiative generating approximately 296 biodiversity units.

Located in County Durham and within the Swinhope Burn river catchment, this scheme will restore riparian habitats and enhance moorland, meadow, heath and woodland habitats into a high quality biodiverse landscape.


  • Swinhope Burn from Source to Wear waterbody catchment
  • Wear Upper operational catchment

Developers can secure biodiversity units for the following habitat types:

  • Wetland habitats of very high distinctiveness
  • Grassland habitats of medium and very high distinctiveness
  • Heathland and shrub habitats of high distinctiveness
  • Woodland habitats of high distinctiveness
  • Watercourse of very high distinctiveness


Local Planning Authorities
County Durham
National Character Areas
North Pennines

Property Advisor


Lisa Bulmer

Associate, Natural Capital

Outgoing and goal orientated, Lisa thrives on bringing about impactful change through natural capital and sustainable investment work.

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