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New home for family of newts

Persimmon Homes is used to creating enviable living spaces for its customers – but the housebuilder has gone above and beyond to give one Derbyshire family the perfect home.

Since legally acquiring the land in Willington, Persimmon Homes has undertaken work to rehome a salamandridae of great crested newts by carefully transferring them to a new protected habitat away from the development.

Newts, which have lizard-like bodies, can live permanently in water or live semi-aquatic – which means they only return to water once a year to breed.

Sherrie Hankin, head of sales for Persimmon Homes North Midlands, said: “Hanson’s Reach promises to be an exciting and stylish new development within Willington, which will provide a range of homes for first time buyers and growing families. A high level of enquiries prior to the development’s launch shows us that buyers should act fast if they want to reserve their dream home.

“As with all of our developments, we follow the correct strategy to ensure that any wildlife around a construction site is adequately protected and we’re pleased to say that the family of newts are as happy as ever in their natural habitat.

“It’s just fortunate that making homes, regardless of specie, is what we do best!”

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