Is Natural England right to roll out its newt licensing scheme?

DEFRA plans to roll out a radical new district licensing scheme for great crested newts nationwide, despite a pilot project to test the approach seeing limited uptake. Rachel Salvidge investigates

Great crested newt

Scheme lets developers avoid the need to survey great crested newts

Natural England’s radical great crested newt licensing pilot is being rolled out to 150 local authorities with a view to eventually app

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