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Salamander could complicate expansion of Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton

November 07, 2018 12:58PM

The former director of the East Hampton Town Natural Resources Department said the developer behind the proposed expansion of the Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton hasn’t taken required steps to protect the breeding ground for the tiger salamander, according to 27east. In order to build a teaching facility at the club and a driving range, workers will have to relocate some wetlands flora and fauna. The State Department of Environmental Conservation mandates that a special permit is needed for any work that occurs within 1,000 feet of the amphibian’s breeding ground, which is believed to be on the course. The Southampton Planning Board didn’t mention the salamander when it ruled the expansion would not have a environmental review. [27east]