How did a rare newt help build a cy­cle path?

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cludes Caro­line. “From my first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence, I can state with ab­so­lute con­fi­dence that it is also hugely ben­e­fi­cial from a project de­liv­ery per­spec­tive.”

The Dis­trict Li­cence scheme, which is fully sup­ported by the gov­ern­ment and au­tho­rised by Nat­u­ral Eng­land, is sched­uled to roll out na­tion­wide over the next few years but, right now, it is avail­able to de­vel­op­ers seek­ing plan­ning in Ayles­bury Vale, Bed­ford Bor­ough, Cen­tral Bed­ford­shire, Mil­ton Keynes, Ox­ford City, South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse.

Cllr Ca­role Pater­nos­ter, Ayles­bury Vale Dis­trict Council Cab­i­net Mem­ber for Strate­gic Plan­ning and In­fra­struc­ture, said:

“I’m very happy that we’ve be­come the first council in the coun­try to ap­prove a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion with the as­sis­tance of the Great Crested Newt Dis­trict Li­cence scheme. The li­cens­ing scheme helped to sub­stan­tially re­duce the amount of time that mit­i­ga­tion re­quire­ments for the Wad­des­don Green­way cy­cle­way took to be planned and cer­ti­fied. Given the smooth process with this par­tic­u­lar ap­pli­ca­tion, I’m hoping that other de­vel­op­ers will choose to sign up to the scheme.”

De­vel­op­ers or plan­ning con­sul­tants wish­ing to find out more about the scheme can con­tact Mike Bull on 07557 115729 / mike.bull@na­tures­paceuk.com or visit the web­site at www.na­tures­paceuk.com

Wad­des­don Cy­cle­way will of­fi­cially open in Septem­ber 2018.

Con­struc­tion un­der­way at the Wad­des­don Green­way

PHOTO: TIM MCGUIN­NESS

Con­struc­tion starts on the Wad­des­don Green­way

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