Great Crested Newt Fencing

Our expert OpenSpace contracting team can provide all your specialist wildlife fencing needs for protected amphibians such as great crested newt and natterjack toad, reptile species, badger, otter, and water vole.

Exclusion fencing as part of a mitigation plan to avoid disturbance can be installed to create a barrier between the protected species and any development works. Protected species fencing as part of a mitigation translocation scheme can be used to trap and remove animals from a site or can be used to create a safe area for animals whilst works that may harm or disturb them are ongoing.

Mitigation schemes involving great crested newt fencing may be required to conduct trapping and translocation surveys. The nature of the mitigation scheme and project may require the fencing to remain in place for several years.

The erection of this type of fencing can allow progress and enable a site to remain functional. Fencing needs for protected species tend to be site specific and designed around the individual species, environmental requirements and the time frame for which the fencing is required.

Great crested newt fencing can be temporary, semi-permanent or permanent depending on the site and project. Materials used may be polythene or polypropylene, recycled HDPE plastic, polymer plastic or steel.

Fencing materials we have worked with and can utilise vary considerably, with new products and better materials becoming more readily available. Our project experience includes work in challenging habitats such as peat bogs, sand dunes, salt marshes and on rocky quarries.

OpenSpace will always tailor the fencing to ensure we provide the most cost effective solution whilst providing a quality and effective installation.

Our team can also provide all other aspects of the mitigation for your project, such as the maintenance of newt traps and creation of amphibian/reptile refugia.

Our specialist ecology and contacting teams at OpenSpace can advise further. Please contact us on 01228 711841 or email

Updated April 2017