Great crested newt ponds help power station redevelopment get green light

Proposals to demolish a power station and redevelop the site have been given the go-ahead after the scheme’s developer committed to creating a suite of great crested newt mitigation ponds

Great crested newt
Great crested newts are protected species

Proposals to demolish a power station and redevelop the site have been given the go-ahead after the scheme’s developer committed to creating a suite of great crested newt mitigation ponds.

The site of the coal-fired Ironbridge Power Station on the banks of the River Severn in Buildwas in Shropshire comprises around 97 hectares of brownfield land and more than 40 hectares of agricultural land. Regeneration company Harworth Group bought the site from Uniper UK earlier this year and is planning a mixed-use development of housing, commercial, leisure and public open space.

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