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New Habitat

Client: David Wilson Homes Southern

Location: Popley Basingstoke

Service: Habitat Creation

Project Outline:

JPR have been working closely with the ecologists and the developer for more than a decade to ensure that the mitigation works do not delay development.

New habitat at Popley, Basingstoke

David Wilson Homes Southern have been developing the site at Popley for more than 10 years and building 1000s of new homes. The site has wildlife significance due to its large population of great crested newts. This has meant that an extensive programme of mitigation works has been necessary in order to gain planning permission and move through the phases of development.

To date, we have: 

installed more than 6km of newt proof fencing undertaken repairs and maintenance on the fencing installed and removed traps as necessary.

As a point of interest, more than 7,000 newts were translocated as part of the first stages of the development. This is a very large Great Crested Newt mitigation project in the south of England – we have also worked on smaller mitigation projects and would be happy to provide you with a quote for your work – just get in contact.

Services at JPR Environmental


We are experienced at creating well formed ecosystems with an aim of increasing biodiversity in an area.


We use multiply different methods for bank reconstruction and protection depending on project.


One of our core services involves designing, creating and maintaining wetland pond, lakes and reservoirs.


Enhancements is understanding that a location can house an environment and implementing it.


Desilting is the process of removing  silt, sludge and other materials that have deposited in the watercourse over time


Water treatment includes using reeds as part of the process in treating waste water and improving water treatment.

Habitat Creation

Erosion Control

Wetland Creation

Habitat Restoration


Water Treatment

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