Campaigners Offered Newt Hope

According to Mr Hutchinson, a “lack of sufficient survey effort” by the developer in respect of great crested newts meant he refused to support the plans until a proper survey of newt numbers was carried out to his satisfaction.


The whole things sounds a bit ridiculous to me. However, it's yet another case study demonstrating why it is important for developers to commission good quality survey work at the right time of year.