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4. What happens next

We process applications within 10 working days, if all required information is included.

We will:

  • contact you to arrange a site visit
  • complete our assessment of your application
  • let you know our decision on your licence application.

How we assess your application

During our site visit we consider:

  • the type of animal you want to keep
  • the size and suitability of the site
  • fencing and housing for the animals
  • drainage and waste disposal controls
  • potential nuisance to neighbours.