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To run a zoo in West Lancashire, you need a licence from the Council. The licence will be subject to a thorough inspection of the operation, fees and conditions to ensure the proper conduct of the zoo.



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Zoo licence: £2,174.82 + vet fee. Licences last for 6 years.

Will tacit consent apply?

Once your application is received the Council will consider if the application is suitable for a dispensation under the legislation if its size and nature suggest that it may be eligible.

If dispensation is not available then an inspection of the premises will be undertaken by the Council and one or more Secretary of State nominated inspector(s).

Tacit consent does not apply due to public safety and animal welfare issues.