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The Wildlife Licence Charges (England) Order 2018

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Article 3

SCHEDULELicence charges

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Licence description(1)

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Application

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Fixed charge

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Variable charge

Class licences issued under regulation 55 of the 2017 Regulations(2) and/or section 16 of the 1981 Act(3)
Class licence issued under regulation 55(1) and (2)(e) of the 2017 Regulations and/or section 16(3)(f) of the 1981 Act in respect of—Notification of site of licensed activities£130
- interference with bat roosts; or
- activities that adversely impact great crested newts Triturus cristatus
Class licence issued under regulation 55(1) and (2) of the 2017 Regulations and/or section 16 of the 1981 Act in respect of displacement of water voles Arvicola amphibusInitial registration£60
Renewal of registration£50
Class licence issued under regulation 55(1) and (2)(a) and (b) of the 2017 Regulations and/or section 16(3) of the 1981 Act in respect of the survey of—Initial registration£80
Renewal of registration online£35
Renewal of registration by post or email£60
- great crested newts Triturus - cristatus;
-hazel dormice Muscardinus avellanarius; or
- Atlantic stream crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes
Class licence issued for the purposes of section 16(3)(a) and (b) of the 1981 Act and/or regulations 55(1) and (2)(a) and (b) of the 2017 Regulations in respect of the survey of batsInitial registration£80
Renewal of registration online£35
Renewal of registration by post or email£80
Class licence issued for the purposes of section 16(1)(a) and (c) of the 1981 Act in respect of the survey of barn owls Tyto albaInitial registration£60
Renewal of registration online£35
Renewal of registration by post or email£50
Class licence issued under regulations 55 of the 2017 Regulations and/or section 16(4)(b) of the 1981 Act in respect of the sale or offering for sale of dead specimens and/or derivatives of species specified in Schedule 2 to the 2017 Regulations or in Schedule 5 to the 1981 Act and lawfully taken from the wild before 30th October 1981Application for registration£60
Individual licences issued under regulation 55 of the 2017 regulations and/or section 16 of the 1981 Act
Individual licence issued under regulation 55 of the 2017 Regulations in respect of activities that adversely impact—
- great crested newts Triturus cristatus;Simple application£700
Complex application£183Variable charge
- bats; orSimple application£500
Complex application£183Variable charge
- any other species(4)Simple application£690
Complex application£183Variable charge
Individual licence issued under regulation 55 of the 2017 regulations and/or section 16(3) of the 1981 Act to kill, take, disturb or possess wild animals for specified purposes£61Variable charge
Individual licence issued under regulation 55 of the 2017 regulations and/or section 16(3) of the 1981 Act to use prohibited methods of killing, taking or capturing wild animals for specified purposesVariable charge
Individual licence issued under regulation 55 of the 2017 regulations and/or section 16(3) of the 1981 Act to disturb or take bats£61Variable charge
Individual licence issued under section 16(4)(b) of the 1981 Act permitting activity prohibited by section 13(2) of that ActVariable charge
Individual licence issued under regulation 55(1) and (2)(c) of the 2017 Regulations and/or section 16(3)(c) of the 1981 Act in respect of the taking of wild plantsVariable charge
Individual licence issued under section 16(1)(e) (falconry or aviculture) of the 1981 ActVariable charge
Individual licence issued under section 16(1)(h) (photography) of the 1981 ActVariable charge
Any individual or class licence other than any referred to above issued under regulation 55 of the 2017 RegulationsVariable charge
Licences issued under section 10 of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992(5)
Class licence issued under 10(1)(d) of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (interference with a badger sett for the purposes of development)Notification of site of licensed activities£160
Individual licence issued under section 10(1)(d) of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (interference with a badger sett for the purposes of development)Simple application£260
Complex application£61Variable charge
Individual licences under section 8 of the Deer Act 1991(6)
Individual licence issued under section 8 of the Deer Act 1991 for the purposes of taking deer alive for scientific or educational purposes, or for relocationVariable charge
Licence modification
Any licence of a type described in the table aboveModificationVariable charge
(1)

In addition to statutory powers to issue licences in its own right, Natural England exercises functions under an agreement with the Secretary of State pursuant to section 78 of the 2006 Act (which enables the Secretary of State to enter into agreements with designated bodies authorising such bodies to perform DEFRA functions). Natural England is a designated body listed in Schedule 7 to that Act. Under the agreement, with effect from 1st October 2006, Natural England performs specified functions of the Secretary of State, including, inter alia, the Secretary of State’s licensing functions in relation to England under specified provisions of section 16 of the 1981 Act and section 10 of the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 (c.51).

(2)

Natural England is the “relevant licensing body” for specified purposes under regulation 55, pursuant to regulation 58 of the 2017 Regulations.

(3)

Section 16 was amended by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43), paragraph 11 of Schedule 9; the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (c37), paragraph 6 of Schedule 12; the 2006 Act, paragraph 72 of Schedule 11; and S.I. 1995/2825 and 2007/1843; there are other amendments not relevant to this Order. See section 16((9) for the meaning of “the appropriate authority”. Natural England is the relevant conservation body for the purposes of section 16 in relation to England – see section 27(3A).

(4)

This currently includes the following licences issued by Natural England – A12-1 (European Protected Species), A35-1 (hazel dormice), A44-1 (natterjack toads), A45 (otters), A46-1 (smooth snakes), in addition to A14 (great crested newts), and A 13a-1 and A 13a-2 (bats).

(5)

1992 c. 51. Section 10 was amended by the Planning (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1997 (c.11), paragraph 53 of Schedule 2; the 2006 Act, paragraph 137 of Schedule 11(1), the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 asp 6, section 33(6); S.I. 2002/794 and 2013/755. Under section 10(4), the appropriate conservation body means, in relation to a licence in an area in England, Natural England.

(6)

1991 c. 54. Section 8 was amended by the 2006 Act, paragraph 128 of Schedule 11, SI 2007/2183 and 2013//755.

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