On behalf of Scottish Government, NatureScot has started work to develop an biodiversity metric, adapted from the one used in England. It "will be refined to reflect Scotland’s needs" and "for use in National Planning Framework 4." 
A consultation paper just released outlines issues and invites comments.    
Scottish Government suggest it is "of concern to anyone interested in the development of a biodiversity metric supporting planning."  

The consultation can be viewed on the NatureScot website here .

The consultation closes on Friday 10 May 2024.