Use the correct form to explain why your application meets the licence criteria and that there’s no satisfactory alternative to your planned activity.
You may need to complete a reasoned statement as part of your licence application pack, if the activity you have applied for has no satisfactory alternative that will cause less harm to a protected species.
You’ll need to submit a reasoned statement to support licence applications which:
- concern preserving public health and safety
- have an overriding public interest
Use the guidance Protected species licences: when to include a reasoned statement above to find out more detail about reasoned statements, when you need to submit one and which form to use.