Updated: Jul 7, 2021
EDIT - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 14th JULY! Calling all wildlife lovers with land in Cambridgeshire – Natural England funding is available to create ponds for great crested newts via an online auction launching today. The ponds are being created to compensate for the environmental impacts of development.
Up to £3200 is available per pond. Landowners must create between 2 to 6 ponds per landholding. Applications will be managed through EnTrade’s auction platform. Providing your land falls within the target areas and the land management is favourable for newts, we invite you to take part in the bidding. Go to EnTrade at https://www.entrade.co.uk/news/cambridgeshire-newt-ponds to see if you are eligible.
FWAG East will provide you with guidance on how to create the pond (we are not looking to restore existing ponds under this auction). The auction runs from 16th June to 14th July 2021, and we will initially prioritise ponds that can be delivered soonest, but are happy for landowners to bid to deliver ponds anytime up to the end of March 2023.