Decision details

Animal Licensing Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Portfolio Holder introduced the report which presented a new Animal Activity Licensing Policy. She explained that this reflected legislative changes that came into force on the 1st October 2018 and guidance from DEFRA.


In response to questions it was advised that the policy related to the licensing system for a number of animal activities such as: - dog breeding; pet shops; riding establishments; animal boarding establishments; animal exhibition; zoos; and dangerous wild animals. The policy did not currently apply to rescue centres or charities but the Deputy Leader asked if this aspect could be kept under review.




That the draft Animal Licensing Policy be adopted by the Council.


Contact: Angela d'Urso Email:

Publication date: 17/09/2019

Date of decision: 06/11/2019

Date comes into force if not called in: 26/09/2019

Call-in deadline date: 25/09/2019