Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:22
Clatnow.......I think you misunderstood my post - or I wasn't clear enough.
It's not me moving the Crested Newts - far from it - I was simply emphasising that the law is only the law when it doesn't interfere with big business/infrastructure, etc. You only need to look at some of the SSSI 's.
An established colony of Crested Newts was moved recently - or at least a new "habitat" was made for them in order to allow a by pass to be constructed for the new Hinkley C Nuclear station traffic.
The station has been beset by financial difficulties and arguments as to whether it is a viable untested design or the answer to to our prayers for wasteful electricity users - the Newts have been moved regardless.
My point was that the protection put on any Fauna and Flora only applies to a certain extent - it can be overturned in a jiffy should it be considered "vital" or even "necessary". How you interpret that does of course depend on where you are sitting - politically speaking.
My very ordinary Newts live and breed happily in my garden. It's the best I can do as I didn't fancy doing a Tiananmen thing and laying down in front of the bulldozers. I can shout louder when I am up and running as opposed to being squished ( by accident of course......how sad, etc., etc. )