Wildlife experts say moving slow worms and lizards from Gloucester to Cheltenham could be vital for the survival of the creatures. Ecology Solutions is spearheading an effort to transport the animals from the Railway Triangle development to Leckhampton Hill. The firm is working on the migration with Natural England, Cheltenham Borough Council and Friends of Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common. Its senior ecologist Karl Goodbun said: "There's a need to protect them."
So on one hand NE advocate the translocation of reptiles from proposed development sites such as this. Yet at nature reserves such as Allerthorpe Common NE undertake wholesale habitat disturbance without any mitigation works at all. It doesn't make any sense.