Decision details

Grant of Occupational Licence to Access part of Merrow Downs (Tormead School) to temporary close badger setts.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Assets and Property

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the grant of the occupational licence of Part of Merrow Downs Access Licence (Tormead School) to access an area to work, in accordance with the licencee to be issued by Natural England and the guidance of the school’s ecology advisor, for the temporary closure of badger setts in line with the following terms and conditions:

The fee will be £500

The agreed licence period is from 1 July 2024 to 30 November 2024.

The fee will be payable on completion.

If you have any queries, then please contact Chris Bedford who will be happy to provide further information.

Reasons for the decision:

To provide an access licence to close badger setts.

Alternative options considered:

The decision meets the statutory requirements for the Council and there were no alternative options available.

Source of Authority to take Decision:

Council’s 13/06/2024 Constitution Part 3, Page 3-63 Para 3(b), Assistant Director of Assets and Property
in consultation with the appropriate lead councillor and subject to being satisfied that the Council will receive the best consideration reasonably obtainable:

To grant licences, easements, rights of way and wayleaves over Council owned land

Publication date: 09/07/2024

Date of decision: 26/06/2024