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PART 2Grant, renewal and variation with consent of a licence and inspection of premises

Period of licence

5.  A local authority may grant or renew a licence—

(a)for a period of one, two or three years in respect of the activity or any part of the activity described in paragraph 2, 4, 6 or 8 of Schedule 1 if it is satisfied that a period of one, two or three years, as the case may be, is appropriate on the basis of its assessment, having regard to such guidance as may be issued by the Secretary of State, of—

(i)the risk of an operator breaching any licence conditions;

(ii)the impact on animal welfare of any such breaches; and

(iii)whether the operator is already meeting higher standards of animal welfare than are required by the licence conditions;

(b)for a period of three years in respect of the activity or any part of the activity described in paragraph 10 of Schedule 1.