Open consultation

Bovine TB: revising guidance for licensing badger control areas


Seeking views on proposals to remove the cap on the number of areas that can be licenced by Natural England for badger culling activity.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposal to remove the ten area cap limit for licensing badger culling activity. This change will allow Natural England to issue licences to more than ten areas each year.

We’re also asking about plans to make the guidance clearer on what Natural England should take into account when deciding how many licences to issue.

The proposal is a development of the government’s TB Strategy to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (TB) in England.

Published 16 February 2018