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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 18 November 2019 at 10:44)
Suspension of biodiversity credit
If the Environment Agency Head considers that there may be reasons for cancelling a biodiversity credit, the Environment Agency Head may suspend the biodiversity credit for a period of up to 6 months pending an investigation into the matter. If further investigation into the matter is required, the Environment Agency Head may extend the suspension for a further period of up to 6 months.The Environment Agency Head suspends a biodiversity credit by making a recording in the register of biodiversity credits under Part 9, in relation to the biodiversity credit concerned, that indicates that the credit is suspended.The Environment Agency Head must give the holder of the credit notice in writing of the suspension.No compensation is payable for the suspension of a biodiversity credit.