Colin in our Northern office had been working hard with Matrix Medical on the site of the much needed new North Shrewsbury Primary Care Centre.

The former sports pitch site was located close to ponds within the former Shrewsbury Canal, which supported a large population of great crested newts (a European Protected Species).

A recent affordable housing project adjacent to the proposed development caught over 1000 great crested newts during trapping. This represented a significant population and had been considered of significant importance by both the local authority and Natural England.