#York Council are consulting on an Animal Welfare Licensing Policy (ends 13/11/2017)

City of York Council are consulting on an Animal Welfare Licensing Policy.

The Council issues licences for the following activities relating to the welfare of animals:

  • Animal boarding establishment licences
  • Dangerous wild animal licences
  • Dog breeding establishment licences
  • Horse riding establishment licences
  • Pet shop licences
  • Zoo licences
  • Performing Animals (registration)

The Council has not previously had a Policy document of this nature which consolidates all the legal requirements for these licensing regimes. Micklegate Councillor Lars Kramm has question the absence of such a policy earlier this year in a meeting of the Community and Environment Committee and asked for a policy to be developed and residents to be consulted on the content.

The Council is now seeking the views of all interested parties on this policy.

The results of the consultation will be considered by the Gambling, Licensing and Regulatory Committee.

The policy is available on the councils website https://www.york.gov.uk/consultations and you can read the draft policy here.

Any comments must be received by no later than 13th November 2017, they should be sent to:

Email: licensing.unit@york.gov.uk<mailto:licensing.unit@york.gov.uk>

Licensing Unit
City of York
Council Eco Depot Hazel Court
YO10 3DS


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