We are required to publish a document setting out our policy on how we will exercise our licensing functions in respect of alcohol, entertainment and late-night refreshment. This is known as our statement of licensing policy.
Our current policy came into force in January 2016, and will have effect until January 2021.
When considering applications for licences, we are under an obligation to grant applications which do not attract representations. In cases where representations are received, the application will be considered by our Licensing of Alcohol and Gambling Sub-Committee, who will be guided by the statement of licensing policy, and national guidance given to us by the Government.
Any revisions to the statement, or new versions, must be subject to consultation with statutory bodies including the police and fire service, representatives of licence holders, and representatives of local residents and businesses. We will also publish details of any proposals on this page.
Statement of Licensing Policy 2016-2021 (PDF 1.5MB)
Special licensing policies
We have not adopted a Late Night Levy, Early Morning Alcohol Restriction Orders (EMAROs) nor any Cumulative Impact Areas.