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Form: Water voles: licence to displace them for development projects (CL31)

Natural England

February 25
16:41 2020

Registration form (CL31)

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Report your actions (LR31)

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Monitoring form (MON-CL31)

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Water voles: licence to intentionally disturb and damage or destruct their burrows by displacement (licence CL31)

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Details

You must have a licence to displace water voles for development.

This licence allows you to intentionally damage or destroy burrows or displace water voles from their burrows for development projects. This includes:

  • cutting vegetation back to bare earth in the spring
  • carrying out a destructive search of water vole burrows following removal of vegetation
  • destroying water vole burrows after a destructive search

Intentionally disturbing water voles by displacement is a method of reducing harm to them where development is to take place. Read licence CL31 (available on this page) for more details.

You can only use this licence in relation to a development

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