The proposed restrictions provide a derogation (exemption) which would allow the continued use of lead shot under a licensed system. The exemption would require the following:

  • a licence to sell shotgun cartridges containing lead shot
  • the individual will require a licence to shoot lead shot
  • the range/clay pigeon ground will require a licence. This will only be issued if the venue regularly recovers more than 90% of spent lead shot, has measurements in place to collect and treat water run-off, and bans agricultural use within the site boundary.

It should be noted that a derogation is optional and may not be taken forward.

There is currently no detail on how the licensing system might operate, who would run the licensing system, and the eligibility criteria to obtain a licence.

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