Natural England publishes their document on the Framework for District Level Licensing of Development Affecting Great Crested Newts. The aim is for this document to set the standards for District Level Licensing for the species. The idea is that whilst schemes may vary in design, this should always result in comparable outcomes for great crested newts. The document offers a structure for future District Level Licence applications.
It is clear that Natural England are pushing ahead with this approach – we will be really interested to find out more about the habitat they are creating and the long-term monitoring on the outcomes for great crested newts.
More information can be found here GCN District Level Licensing Framework (TIN176)