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Hazel dormice: apply for a mitigation licence (A35-1)

Apply for a licence to carry out work that may affect hazel dormice and find out how to report your actions.

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Hazel dormice: mitigation licence application form (A35-1)

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Method statement for a hazel dormouse mitigation licence

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Work schedule for a hazel dormouse mitigation licence

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Report actions taken under this licence (for licences granted after summer 2013)

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Modification request for a hazel dormouse mitigation licence

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Feedback form for this licence

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Details

You must apply for a mitigation licence if your work has an impact on hazel dormice that would otherwise be illegal, such as:

  • capturing, killing, disturbing or injuring them (on purpose or by not taking enough care)
  • damaging or destroying their breeding or resting places (even accidentally)
  • obstructing access to their resting or sheltering places (on purpose or by not taking enough care)

Find out how hazel dormice are protected.

What you need to send

When applying for a mitigation licence, you need to complete the forms available on this page:

  • application form for hazel dormice mitigation
  • method statement to show what you’ll do to reduce the impacts of the proposed work on hazel dormice
  • work schedule to show when you’ll do the activities and in what order

You also need to supply:

  • a reasoned statement to show that the activity fits the criteria and that there is no satisfactory alternative
  • references to show that the ecological consultant has the necessary experience to apply for a mitigation licence (references won’t be needed if they’ve held a mitigation licence for the same species in the last 3 years)

If the application is for a phased or multi-plot development, you should supply:

  • a master plan
  • a habitat management and maintenance plan

Licences are free. Natural England will decide whether to issue a licence within 30 working days of receiving your application.

How to report your actions

You must report any actions you took using this licence. You must report no later than 2 weeks after your licence expires, even if you’ve taken no action. You may be asked to submit interim reports too. Send your completed form by post or email to Natural England using the details on the form.

Use the right report form

The report form you use depends on when your licence was granted. If it was granted:

Published 6 October 2014
Last updated 16 July 2015 + show all updates
  1. Replaced hazel dormice application form A35-1 with revised version.
  2. Updated version of application form added.
  3. First published.