Globe Way, Buckley

Milner Ecology Ltd undertook a full suite of ecological surveys including CCW Level III great crested newt surveys on 16 ponds and obtained a licence from the Welsh Assembly Government to disturb and capture great crested newts associated with a 1.7ha commercial development in North Wales on behalf of Flintshire County Council.

The creation of the light industrial complex enabled the design, purchase, enhancement and long-term management of a 2.5ha nature conservation area.

This acquisition enhanced valuable great crested newt habitat on a major migration pathway and provided a habitat corridor linking compartments of the adjacent SSSI and SAC.