Alderholt Reptile Translocation and S106 Management Plan
A proposal to develop a 3.4ha Brownfield site for housing. The site included an area of SNCI (Site of Nature Conservation Interest) and a reptile population existed where housing was planned.
A costed management plan was drawn up which brought the SNCI into active management, creating a fund for East Dorset District Council who would manage the site in the future through a section106 agreement. The management plan included actions for heathland regeneration and re-shaping of the large pond on site.
The reptiles were translocated to a pre-prepared site owned by the Forestry Commission (FC) a fund was given to the FC in order to manage the area for the future and contribute to a plan for a reptile corridor linking two Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).