The Great Crested Newt is a reptile which is closely related to the Salamander, however, it is far rarer than the salamander and is in fact a highly protected species in the UK due to its scarcity. This means that anyone who intentionally kills a Great Crested Newt or interferes with its habitat in any detrimental way could find themselves being prosecuted.
If you are going to carry out any development work such as building work in an area where Great Crested Newt may be present then you will need to hire an ecological consultant who can make all of the necessary checks to determine whether a Great Crested Newt population is in situ and whether any proposed building works would be allowed under the law.
If you do have Great Crested Newt inn your area then you will need to get in touch with an ecological consultant immediately upon discovering them. You must cease any building work immediately until the situation has been resolved. An ecological consultant will help you to put into place any measures which will help to conserve the newt. They will determine how many are present and where they are gathered and then will come up with the best solutions for all involved.
Fe3nces and ponds are common ways of solving the problem as these can restrict access of the Great Crested Newt and can help them to thrive safely out of the way of your site.