Client: Mc Arthur GlenLocation: Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Project: Habitat management of a great crested newt conservation area

Ecological Services:

  • Aquatic and terrestrial habitat management
  • Great crested newt population monitoring

Summary:

Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet planning conditions require the landowners, McArthur Glen to ensure that an annual programme of habitat management works is implemented to ensure that the great crested newt population associated with the conservation area adjacent the retail village is maintained at favourable conservation status.

In 2007 CES were asked to visit the site to review its current status and make recommendations for improving the site both aesthetically and for wildlife. The conservation area contains four ponds, patches of scrub and rough grassland which is now managed every winter by the CES field team. The great crested newt population has increased every year since 2007

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