District Licensing

What is District Licensing?

District Licensing is a Natural-England approved alternative to the standard licensing system where licences are held by local planning authorities instead of individual developers. Our District Licence Scheme is a quick, easy and simple alternative to newt licensing: no surveys, reduced delays, and no unexpected costs.


We help developers of all types deal with newts

For developers

Access the NatureSpace scheme all year-round and receive your site assessment in just 10 working days – we’ll help you get on-site quickly.

For ecological consultants

Our scheme can help you deliver the best outcome for newts and for your clients.

For planning agents

Enquire today to see how we can provide a faster, cheaper and simpler solution for your clients.

For LPAs

We make dealing with great crested newts simple, meeting your legal obligations and ultimately speeding up development delivery in your area.

Operating in over 60 Local Planning Authorities

Click on the map below to see if the scheme is available in your local planning authority.

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Find out how we can help

NatureSpace offers developers a free consultation and assessment of your development impact. All you need to do is fill out the enquiry form and our experts will be in touch.