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Natural England has reviewed the responses to this consultation. Read the summary of responses for full details.
Natural England has received applications or expressions of interest for a badger control licence within the counties of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire and adjoining parts of Somerset and Dorset.
Natural England will not give further information on these applications or expressions of interest.
Following Defra’s guidance to Natural England, you have an opportunity to comment to raise issues about how you might be directly affected by the activities carried out under a badger control licence. This opportunity to comment will also be advertised in local newspapers.
A summary of the responses will be published on GOV.UK.
How to comment
Natural England invites you to submit information on any significant impacts that may be relevant or any information that Natural England should be aware of when deciding on an application.
You’ll need to provide your full address so that Natural England can take account of any issues that you raise in the relevant area. Details of the issue raised and an indication of the location will be passed to the relevant applicant to see if the issue can be addressed.
You may be contacted by the licence applicant about issues raised from the opportunity to comment process, but only if you’ve given Natural England permission to pass on your contact details.
Natural England will take account of any representations received after the deadline and before any decision to grant a licence is made, which arise from a change in personal circumstances or new local considerations occurring after the deadline.
Don’t use this process to comment on the government’s badger control policy or its criteria. A consultation has already been held to invite comments on this. Contact Defra if you have a question relating to the government’s badger control policy.
You can respond online or request a response form by post or email.