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Where a pond is located within the boundary of a proposed application site, within 250 metres of a minor application or 500 meters of a major application, where the pond has been assessed as being suitable for supporting great crested newts and impacts on the species are likely then you may have need for a full survey.
Guidelines require 4 survey visits between the months of March and June with 2 of the 4 visits being completed between mid-April and mid-May.
If great crested newts are found then survey effort increases to 6 visits with 3 of those falling in the mid-April to mid-May bracket.
Methods include trapping, torching, egg searching and netting.
All works must be undertaken by a licenced newt surveyor.
We guide you through the process, including any restriction to access of nearby ponds.
Results are set out in a report suitable for a submission to a local planning authority.