Braxted Park Estate, Great Braxted, Witham CM8 3EM
Local Planning Authorities
National Character Areas
Strategically placed biodiversity net gain scheme, generating 380 biodiversity units across three local planning authorities.
Located between Tiptree Heath SSSI and Whetmead Nature Reserve, this site will act as a stepping-stone to link habitats of high ecological value.
The scheme will see the conversion of arable land to biodiverse habitats, generating approximately 380 biodiversity units consisting of species-rich grassland, heathland and scrub, ponds, woodland and species-rich native hedgerow.
BNG delivery will form the backbone of an environmental strategy for the entire Park, maximising benefits to a wide range of ecosystem services at landscape scale.
The biodiversity baseline and Habitat Management and Monitoring Plan have been completed for this scheme.
Developers can secure biodiversity units for the following habitat types:
- species-rich grassland
- heathland and scrub
- species-rich native hedgerows
The site is located approx. 8 miles southeast of Braintree, sitting across 3 local planning authorities: Colchester, Braintree and Maldon.