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Great Crested Newt Surveys

Spring is most definitely upon us, although it may not feel like it quite yet, and most Great Crested Newts (GCN) will have already emerged from hibernation.

Now they’ll be heading for their nearest breeding ponds so that they don’t miss out on courtship rituals and mating during March, April and May.

So now is also the time to get your GCN surveys booked…

If you have a development site within 500m of a GCN breeding pond, you may need to survey for this species before applying for planning consent, especially if you have suitable terrestrial habitat for GCN on site such as woodland, scrub, hedgerows, ditches and coarse grassland.

With in-house GCN licence holder expertise, we are well placed to help you with your survey requirements – contact us if you’d like to find out more.

For information on other kinds of protected species surveys, click here


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