Wendling Beck Exemplar Project

Creating one of the first landscape-scale, natural capital projects in the UK

Photograph – Dillington Carr SSSI – Central project zone

Exemplar Project

The Wendling Beck Exemplar Project (WBEP) is a nature restoration project covering just under 2000 acres North of Dereham in Norfolk. It is a collaboration of 4 farmers, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Norfolk County Council, Norfolk FWAG and Norfolk Rivers Trust. It is supported by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Natural England and Anglian Water and is a story of habitat creation, river restoration, social impact and regenerative agriculture, all at a landscape scale. 

The project will be principally based around Biodiversity Net Gain policy but also blend other ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration and nutrient balancing to finance a groundbreaking approach to conservation management through a habitat bank framework. It is one of 9 Natural England Net Gain Credit Scheme pilot projects in the UK and aims to be market ready by Autumn 2021. 

It is a brilliant example of teamwork and collaboration between catchment operators and demonstrates what can be achieved when neighbouring landowners and key stakeholders work together with shared vision and ambition. 

 
BIODIVERSITY & HABITAT
BIODIVERSITY & HABITAT​
LANDSCAPE SCALE
LANDSCAPE SCALE​
CATCHMENT FOCUSSED
CATCHMENT FOCUSSED​
social
SOCIAL IMPACT​
REGENERATIVE-AG
REGENERATIVE-AG​
HABITAT BANKING
HABITAT BANKING​

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David Diggens Norfolk Rivers Trust :
Mike Edwards Norfolk FWAG:
Matt Jones Norfolk Wildlife Trust:
Glenn Anderson Dillington Hall Estate:
Rosie Begg Gorgate Ltd:
Sophie Tremolet The Nature Conservancy: