Natural England looking to double the number of councils operating new newt licensing initiative

Government advisory body Natural England intends to more than double the number of local authorities involved in a programme to allow developers to compensate for the loss of great crested newt habitats via a one-off up-front payment, it has been announced.

by Gavin McEwan
Female and male great crested newts - image: Wikimedia / Bouke ten Cate (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Female and male great crested newts - image: Wikimedia / Bouke ten Cate (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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