Natural England and NatureSpace Partnership run separate district level licensing schemes in certain parts of England to manage great crested newt populations on behalf of local authorities.
Benefits of joining a scheme
If you join a scheme, you do not need to:
- carry out your own surveys
- plan and carry out mitigation work
You need to pay to join a scheme.
Join the scheme in Kent
You can apply to join the Natural England-led scheme if you have a development proposal in Kent.
Use the guidance for developers and complete the forms to join the Natural England scheme.
Join a scheme in another area
Check if your development is in an area where you can join a NatureSpace Partnership-led scheme.
If you have a development proposal in Woking, you can apply to join the organisation-level scheme run by Woking Borough Council. This is a different type of scheme licence.