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Newt and Stock Fencing

Wessex Water

As a preferred supplier to Wessex Water, Keystone Habitats were appointed to install 4km of newt exclusion and stock fencing on arable land earmarked for a pipeline upgrade.   The work had to be completed in a relatively short time frame to allow a sufficient number of days for the newt capture and translocation period to be completed. A number of field boundaries in the form of hedges and ditches had to be negotiated along the fence alignment, which required sensitive habitat clearance works and the installation of temporary newt crossings beneath the working footprint. The proposed pipeline route crossed a large number of privately owned fields with livestock present that required a variety of stock fencing options according to the landowners specific requests.

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