This Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) has a large great crested newt population associated with the ponds located through the overall site. When it became apparent in 2014 that a wall restoration project could potentially impact upon great crested newts, GreenLink Ecology Ltd. was able to implement a precautionary mitigation strategy, to facilitate the continuation of the works and avoid the risk of impacts to the species, without the need for a European Protected Species mitigation licence to be applied for.