Monthly Archives: January 2013

Newt so fast: natural environmental rules and regulations

Why did the newt cross the road? Because it needed to use the £1 million superhighway, built for it by the developer. You may not have seen this story over the summer, tucked away on BBC News Cambridgeshire, but it is yet one more example of the existence of a protected species having a major impact on […]

Triumph of the newt romantics

Lawyers must be sure their clients with land interests are insured against wildlife-related hold-ups. Now we all know the answer to the question ‘why did the newt cross the road?’ – because it had to use the £1m superhighway built for it by the developer. This story of a hijacked development in deepest Cambridgeshire is one […]