Cheshire Council managed to spend £60,000 relocating four newts. Great Crested Newts are currently a protected species and by law have to be relocated if they are found on a proposed building site. When they are found on a proposed development site they are usually caught by specialists using pit traps and then relocated in safe areas. In this case the council had to create a new habitat for the newts which they say resulted in the huge cost to relocate them. I am all for saving wildlife but I do wonder how much money it costs to send someone out with a bucket to catch a few newts.