Hacheston, Wickham Market

Southern Park and Ride

Four species of reptile are known to be present within the development site area: adder, slow-worm, grass snake and common lizard. During the planning process for Sizewell C, the project published a strategy for limiting the impact on these species during the construction phase. Broadly, this comprised: preparing and managing sites to receive translocated reptiles; capturing and translocating reptiles in areas of the main site; and monitoring the reptile populations throughout all phases of the project.

A number of techniques will be used to capture the reptiles in the areas needed to build Sizewell C, so that they can be moved safely to one of the receptor sites. The current works will support this process; they involve dismantling potential refuges in the areas from which the reptiles need to be moved, so that the habitats become unsuitable.