Great Crested Newts
Numerous reports of great crested newts causing delays for developments have made the news in recent years. These delays could have largely been prevented by employing an ecologist during the early stages of the project to allow for an initial assessment. This would inform of any potential for great crested newts on site and in turn timing constraints which can be factored in to the project. Smeeden Foreman have a team of licensed ecologists who can oversee all stages of newt work, from the initial assessment of ponds in terms of their suitability to support newts to licensed translocation works and mitigation design. The Ecology Calendar provides timings of great crested newt surveys and mitigation works CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.