Mitigation Schemes

Mitigation Schemes

Mitigation schemes are designed to reduce adverse impacts on a particular species or habitat. Schemes are designed on a site basis, which vary greatly depending on the environment and project requirements. For example, an Amphibian Mitigation Scheme may include fencing a site and clearing the area of amphibians during development works. Previous amphibian mitigation schemes involved land being restored for nature conservation after the work had been completed, the creation of several ponds, woodland enhancement works (the removal of Rhododendron) and the creation of several hibernacula. All Great Crested Newt mitigation works are undertaken under a DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) licence.

Photo: Female Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus) © Simon Booth


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