We are looking for landowners that may be interested in having a pond created or restored on their land. If suitable, the pond construction/restoration (including suitable livestock fencing if needed) would be carried out by ourselves and completely financed by DEFRA along with maintenance and monitoring (eDNA) checks every three years for 25 years.
A suitable GCN pond has clean water, is not linked to streams/ditches, avoids polluted run-off from intensive agriculture, and is situated in areas of suitable terrestrial habitat e.g. woodland/grassland.
Very little commitment is needed from the landowner. We would simply ask that simple measures are taken to protect the habitat quality of the ponds for great crested newts and that periodic access is granted to the pond for the purpose of maintenance and monitoring. If you wish to be included within the scheme or to learn more about the project please feel free to call us to discuss further on 0114 303 5123.