Kent’s first district level licensing scheme underway

Homes built as part of a 5,550 development in Kent have become the first in the county to participate in Natural England’s district level licensing scheme, designed to protect great crested newts.

Barratt Homes is one of four developers which has committed to investing £200,000 to reduce the ecological impacts on newts since the Spring launch of district level licensing in Kent and Cheshire.

Barratt’s contributions for its first 500-home development of Chilmington Green, have funded six new ponds which have been, “strategically placed to join up and expand existing newt habitats and help make the species population more resilient and healthy,” Natural England said.

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