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Somerset and Dorset, Application for Badger Disease Control licence - TB Control

Notice ID: MFN0652004

Notice effective from
31st March 2022 to 30th April 2022

Notification of an application or expression of interest for a Badger Disease Control licence 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 applications or expressions of interest for licences to cull badgers in the counties of Somerset and Dorset.
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 13 April 2022. Please visit and search for "Bovine TB: comment on an application for a Badger Disease Control Licence, 30 March 2022" to submit your response form. Alternatively, you can 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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