beta This is a new service – your feedback will help us to improve it.
Find out what you need to know
Seagulls, or Herring Gulls and Lesser black backed Gulls as we have in Bath and North East Somerset, are protected by law. Therefore, it is illegal to injure the birds, eggs and their nests without consent from Natural England.
Natural England only issue licenses to allow interference with nests and eggs in very specific situations. The person applying for the license must be able to demonstrate that action is needed to preserve public health or public safety.
To help us provide evidence that shows there is a real need to take action to preserve public health or safety, we would be grateful if you could provide us with your experiences by filling in this form.