Does Natural England check that licences for badger culling are made by cattle and dairy farms?

Emily Lawrence made this Freedom of Information request to Natural England

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Dear Natural England,

When issuing licences for badger culling does Natural England check that the land and landowners who are applying for badger culling licences are cattle or dairy farmers? If not, why not?

Does Natural England know how many badger cull licences have been applied for by pheasant shooting estates? Please supply the numbers. I am not asking for names just numbers.

In Gloucester 2 zone is the majority of land used for culling owned or used by cattle farmers or shooting estates?

Yours faithfully,

Emily Lawrence

FOI (NE), Natural England

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Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request no 4131     
 
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