Gamekeepers win Natural England Licence Challenge

Posted on November 16th, 2015

ngo logoA gamekeeper from Northumberland has won a landmark legal battle after a Judicial Review at the High Court in London quashed the decision of Natural England – the Government’s conservation advisor – to refuse to issue him with a licence to control a small number of buzzards that were causing serious damage to young pheasants in his care.

This, of course, will be good news for pigeon fanciers in that the court’s judgment has established that in order to be lawful, wildlife licensing decisions must, in future, be made by Natural England (NE) fairly and on the facts, without NE exceeding its powers.

Read the full article on The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation website by clicking on the NGO logo above.

There are further articles on the Western Morning News website and in The Journal.

Download: Judgement on Natural England Licence Challenge