Newts thrive alongside extraction

Tarmac has been working with Atkins to expand mineral extraction operations at two quarries in Cheshire alongside a population of great crested newts without delays or costly mitigation measures. Luke Gorman and Stephen Nisbet report

by Luke Gorman and Stephen Nisbet
Working with ecologists has enabled Tarmac to take precautionary measures to protect newts. Photograph: Luke Gorman
Working with ecologists has enabled Tarmac to take precautionary measures to protect newts. Photograph: Luke Gorman

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