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Newt ponds

Before work commenced on the new Saxon Heath Development you may recall that ponds were constructed across the Tarporley Road from the site, to provide new homes for the many newts that occupied the development. As part of the "Newt Mitigation" the intention was that they, the newts, would eventually find their way back to their original home and the roadway would include "tunnels" to facilitate their safe return.

However, there is a snag!

Scientists monitoring the new site have found that the new pond is so full of essential nutrients loved by newts (and other amphibians) that they have grown to giant proportions and are now either too fat to crawl through the tunnels, or too lazy to crawl the short distance it entails.

As they continue to grow will they become a threat to local wildlife? Will the public be at risk?

The scientists have published their views on threats posed here

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