Grant or renewal of animal dealing licences

7.—(1) The licensing authority may grant or renew an animal dealing licence which must be in writing and must state–

(a)the name and home or business address of the licence holder or applicant;

(b)the address of the premises where the animals must be kept during the period referred to in regulation 15(1);

(c)the number of the animal dealing licence;

(d)the date of commencement of the animal dealing licence and of its expiry, which will be no later than 3 years from the date of its commencement; and

(e)the conditions subject to which the animal dealing licence has been granted.

(2) The licensing authority must determine an application for an animal dealing licence, or a renewal or variation of such a licence, within 3 months of the date on which the application is received.

(3) Where the licensing authority has received an application for the renewal of an animal dealing licence before the expiry date of that licence, then that licence will be regarded as continuing in force, for a maximum period of 3 months or until such time as a decision is issued on that application by the licensing authority, if earlier.