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Surveys for great crested newts and reptiles at New Gatton Road, Bristol

New Gatton Road

T his moderately sized site in central Bristol had challenging ground conditions and a complex array of ecological constraints and opportunities. It was taken on by our clients with the aim of redeveloping and enhancing it.

Our ecologists undertook surveys for great crested newts and reptiles. Working with our land management team we have subsequently designed and delivered a mitigation strategy, obtained a great crested newt mitigation licence and undertaken a capture and translocation scheme for great crested newts and reptiles. Wild Service supervised and implemented the phased clearance of the site and provided ecological guidance on restoration and enhancement of habitats protected during works. The client has sought to find maximum opportunities for biodiversity enhancements and the redevelopment of the site includes installation of ecological features such as green roofing, pond creation and planting of native trees and shrubs for screening and wildlife habitat.