Triumph of the newt romantics

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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 more example of the impact the tiniest of protected species can have on projects. And with the Government’s promised easing of planning restrictions on greenfield builds, some say we can only expect more.

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