Wildlife licensing new newt licence

A new organisational licence for Woking Borough Council, in Surrey, will enable a long-term approach to the conservation of great crested newts, ensuring efforts are focused on newt populations and habitat that will bring the greatest benefits to the species. It will also simplify the licensing process for developers where newts are present, saving them time and money. Developers can now participate in the project that will see great crested newt habitat enhanced or created across the borough by the council prior to any development taking place. The new habitat will join up existing newt populations, making them more healthy and resilient.