Zoo licence

Before applying for a licence

At least two months before making an application for a licence, you must give notice to us. The notice must identify: 

  • the zoo's location 
  • the types of animals and approximate number of each group kept for exhibition on the premises and the arrangements for their accommodation, maintenance and wellbeing 
  • the approximate numbers and categories of staff to be employed in the zoo 
  • the approximate number of visitors and motor vehicles for which accommodation is to be provided 
  • the approximate number and position of access to be provided to the premises 
  • how required conservation measures will be implemented at the zoo 

You must also publish notice of that intention in one local newspaper and one national newspaper and exhibit a copy of that notice. This notice must identify the location of the zoo and state that the application notice to us is available to be inspected at Castle House, Barracks Rd, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle ST5 1BL.