Decision details

Animal Welfare Licensing Policy Statement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet will be asked to consider a new Animal Welfare Licensing Policy Statement, which has been produced to recognise and bring together the new Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, the Council’s continued duty under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act and the Zoo Licensing Act, as well as a basic animal licensing process. The policy has been subject to public consultation and having taken responses into account, is now presented to Cabinet for approval.




That the adoption and implementation of the Animal Welfare Licensing Policy Statement, as set out in Appendix B to Report number CAB/WS/21/049, be agreed.

Report author: Jennifer Eves

Publication date: 11/11/2021

Date of decision: 09/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/11/2021

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