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PROTECTION OF BADGERS ACT 1992 - TB CONTROL Notification of an application for a licence to cull badgers

Notice ID: MF0279335

Notice effective from
14th June 2018 to 14th July 2018

PROTECTION OF BADGERS ACT 1992 - TB CONTROL Notification of an application for a licence to cull badgers for the purpose of preventing the spread of bovine TB under section 10(2)(a) of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992.

Notice is hereby given that Natural England has received application® and/or expression(s) of interest for licences to cull badgers in the county of Cumbria. This Notice gives the public Opportunity to Comment (OTC) on the potential impacts to their business or livelihoods if a licence application were successful. The OTC is not seeking comments on the Government's overall policy on bTB and badger control, a public consultation on which has previously been held. If you would like to comment on the policy, please contact DEFRA by emailing: Anyone may submit information they consider Natural England should be aware of when determining this application via completing the online survey by 23:59 18 June 2018. On our website, you can find frequently submitted comments received in the past and their relevant responses. Please read these fully prior to submitting the survey otherwise your comment may not be considered. Please visit and search for "Bovine TB: comment on a badger control licence June 2018" to submit your response form. Alternatively, you can download the survey from the above website and post your comments to Natural England, BM 6283, London WC1N 3XX. We will take account of any representations received after the deadline and before any decision to grant a licence is made which arises from a change in personal circumstances or new local considerations after the deadline. A summary of the responses to this Opportunity to Comment will be published on GOV.UK.


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