Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 requires a Licensing Authority to review and publish a statement of its Licensing Policy at least every three years. The Authority’s existing statement came into effect on the 31st January 2016 and therefore the policy needs to be reviewed with a revised statement of licensing principles in force by the 31st January 2019.
This will be the fourth review of the Authority’s Statement of Licensing Policy. The existing statement of Licensing Principles has been updated to reflect current legislation and guidance. Amendments to the existing policy are highlighted in grey.
As part of the process we are required to consult with the public to see if anybody has any comments to make in relation to the new draft policy.