270. Discretionary zoo closure directions for licensed zoos.

270.     Discretionary zoo closure directions for licensed zoos.

A local authority may make a zoo closure direction1 in respect of a licensed zoo2 where:

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    (1)     it has made a direction as to the enforcement of licence conditions3;

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    (2)     the period specified in the direction4 has expired5; and

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    (3)     it is satisfied, after giving the licence holder an opportunity to be heard, that a condition specified in that direction, other than one which requires any relevant conservation measure6 to be implemented at the zoo, is not met in relation to the zoo or any section of it7.

The authority