Decision details

Introduction of the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities involving animals) (England) Regulations 2018

Decision Maker: Licensing Regulatory Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Informing the Committee of forthcoming changes to the way in which animal boarding establishments, dog breeding establishments, pet shops and riding establishments are licensed. This includes the introduction of responsibilities relating to the licensing of the keeping animals for exhibition and informing members of the new fee structure relating to this regime.


The Environmental Protection Officer presented the report which introduced the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, and its associated fees. He advised Members that the Regulations had come into force on 1 October 2018 and had changed the way animal boarding establishments, dog breeding establishments, pet shops and riding establishments were licensed. The Regulations had also introduced responsibilities which related to the licensing of keeping animals for exhibition. The Environment Protection Officer highlighted the types and number of licences currently issued by South Lakeland District Council. He outlined the changes to the licensing and inspection process and advised Members that during the transitional period for the new legislation, existing licences would continue to their stated expiry date and then be renewed under the new Regulations.


The Environmental Protection Officer and the Solicitor to the Council responded to questions from Members.




(1)        the report be noted; and


(2)        the fees payable in connection with animal licensing applications for the period 1  October 2018 onwards, as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report, be agreed and included as part of the normal budget setting process.

Report author: Hardeep Burnley

Publication date: 27/11/2018

Date of decision: 05/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2018 - Licensing Regulatory Committee

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