The wetland area by the old dairy at Mile Bank
Water vole droppings in this area
Great Crested Newts
Four photos showing rubbish under which the Great Crested Newts were hiding.
Baby smooth newts
This site at Mile Bank is up for a big housing development, so the builders had better be extremely careful to stay within the law. Not only are there Great Crested Newts on site, but water voles as well, both of them fully protected species. It is a terrific wetland area so I presume the developers as part of their mitigation measures will be creating replacement habitat elsewhere, or preserving these marshy sections and incorporating them into the new estate.