Guidance for Great Crested Newts, Buckinghamshire

Encon Associates were asked to provide advice in relation to the possible presence of Great Crested Newts on an existing farm site where the construction of a new egg production unit had been proposed.

Key Facts

Client: Oakwood Farm

Project: New Industrial Farm Unit

Location: Buckinghamshire

Services Provided by Encon: Ecology - Great Crested Newt Survey 

Oakwood Farm

The Solution

The proposed scheme is to construct accommodation for 24,000 birds for free range egg production could not proceed until a Precautionary Method of Working was produced and submitted to the Local Authority.

Encon Associates Ecologists liaised closely with the officer at the council to ensure the report met with their approval to not only enable to the works to proceed, but to ensure that all legal obligations were met to safeguard the potential presence of this protected species.

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