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Little whirlpool ramshorn snails: licence to do ditch maintenance (CL14)

Register to use a licence to maintain drainage ditches inhabited by little whirlpool ramshorn snails and find out how to report your actions.

Documents

Registration form (CL14)

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Report your actions (LR14)

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Licence to maintain ditches inhabited by little whirlpool ramshorn snails (licence CL14)

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Annex B to licence CL14: management protocol

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Details

This licence allows you to maintain drainage ditches and other water bodies inhabited by little whirlpool ramshorn snails (also known as lesser whirlpool ramshorn snails). This licence allows you to:

  • injure or kill little whirlpool ramshorn snails
  • disturb them
  • destroy their eggs
  • damage or destroy their breeding sites or resting places

These actions may only be taken to:

  • conserve wild animals
  • preserve public health or safety
  • prevent serious damage to livestock, foodstuffs for livestock, crops, vegetables, fruit, timber or any other property

You must use the correct management methods detailed in Annex B (available on this page) to carry out your licenced activities.

Register to use this licence

You must register with Natural England before you can use this licence. Send your completed registration form (CL14) by email or post to:

Wildlife licensing

Natural England
Horizon House
Deanery Road

Bristol
BS1 5AH

How to report your actions

You must report your actions taken using this licence each year, even if you’ve taken no action. Send your completed report form (LR14) to Natural England by 31 January each year using the details on the form.

Licence renewal

By returning your report form each year you’ve renewed your licence. You should check for any amendments to the terms and conditions of use on the latest published version of this licence.

Published 6 October 2014
Last updated 1 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Replaced licence, management protocol and registration form with new versions issued 1 January 2018
  2. Annual licence update 2017.
  3. Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2016.
  4. new version of CL14 valid from 1 January to 31 December 2015.
  5. First published.