Great Crested Newt by Christian Fischer via Wikimedia Commons

To book your Great Crested Newt survey

Call Midland Ecology

0121 517 0841

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For fast, friendly and affordable service

Great Crested Newts (Triturus cristatus) and their habitats are protected by law.

If Great Crested Newts (GCN), or suitable habitat, are found on your site; then in most cases, you should be able to avoid harming the newts by adjusting your planned work. If you can’t avoid disturbing them or damaging their habitats, then you will require a licence from Natural England. If you need to apply for planning permission, then your planning authority should check that you’re taking the right steps to avoid harming them, which usually starts with a survey.

Preliminary Habitat Assessment

A pond at Greenham Common by George Evans via

An initial assessment of water bodies (ponds) on site and nearby, using the Habitat Suitability Index to establish the likelihood of GCN being present

Full Presence/Absence Surveys

Great Crested Newt by Christian Fischer via Wikimedia Commons

Full surveys, consisting of 4 - 6 visits, of any waterbodies identified as suitable by the Habitat Suitability Index.