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Revisions to wildlife licences effective from 1 January 2015

Changes to general and class licence updates are being implemented after Natural England's public consultation earlier in 2014.

Lesser black backed gull
Lesser black backed gull © Allan Drewitt/Natural England

Update 9 January 2015: following customer feedback, terms and conditions in general licences GL04, GL05, GL06 and class licences CL03 and CL12 have been further updated for clarification purposes.

From 1 January 2015, you must make sure that you are operating under the conditions of these updated licences.

As a response to consultation feedback Natural England has made the licences easier to understand by:

  • developing a consistent format
  • rewriting the explanatory notes

This new format means that general and class licences will look different - but there are no major changes to the licence conditions - with the exception of those listed above.

General licences GL09, GL19 and class licence CL22 have not been re-issued this year.

A summary of Natural England Board decisions is available following the consultation.

Published 3 December 2014
Last updated 9 January 2015 + full page history
  1. latest update on amended terms and conditions to selected general and class licences
  2. First published.