BASC chief executive Ian Bell met Michael Gove ahead of announcement.
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“A workable solution is needed in days not weeks,” says BASC.
Ninety-nine per cent of respondents reported damage, loss or risk.
SNH has now stated they will be reviewing their own general licences and that there will be a 12-week consultation later this summer. So is this is SNH buckling under? I don’t think so.
Twelve week online consultation will launch in the summer.
BASC is calling on Defra to reinstate the general licences that were withdrawn by Natural England last month as a matter of “absolute urgency”.
Letter asks environment secretary to consider a number of recommendations for resolving the current general licence “chaos”.
BASC survey completed by 22,000 people and rising.
BASC glad the EFRA committee is “drilling down” into decision.
Environment secretary reiterated the importance of contributing to the Defra review.