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Ecology: April 2018 – District Licensing: A New Approach for Great Crested Newts

A New Approach for Great Crested Newts


In February 2017, Natural England announced that a new approach to Great Crested Newt conservation is to be rolled out across England, moving away from the current site-by-site approach to a more strategic, landscape-scale system. This new approach identifies geographic ‘zones’ based on Great Crested Newt populations and the presence of suitable habitat. The approach may save developers time and costs.



Aspect Ecology has direct knowledge of this new approach, having provided information to a number of developers and planning authorities regarding District Licensing, and submitting the first District Licence application through NatureSpace. If you would like to know more about District Licensing please click here to download our briefing note or contact us for further information.