Revisions to wildlife licences effective from 1 January 2015


  • Effective 01/01/15
  • Consistent format.
  • Clearer explanatory notes.

Original Author: Natural England
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Conditions in general licences GL04; GL06; GL10; GL11; GL12; GL14 and GL25 have been amended. See the general licence changes (PDF501KB,32 pagesdocument for early reference.

From 1 January 2015, you must make sure that you are operating under the conditions of these updated licences.

As a response to consultation feedback Natural England has made the licences easier to understand by:

  • developing a consistent format
  • rewriting the explanatory notes

This new format means that general and class licences will look different – but there are no major changes to the licence conditions – with the exception of those listed above.

summary of Natural England Board decisions is available following the consultation.