The Licensing Act 2003 (the Act) came into force on the 24th November 2005. It replaced the a number of different licensing regimes with one single regime covering the following licensable activities:
The Act established four statutory licensing objectives that are paramount when any relevant matters are considered. The licensing objectives are:
Unlike previous licensing regimes where numerous different licences were required for different licensable activities the Licensing Act creates four different types of authorisations that cover all licensable activities. To apply for one of these permissions or to find out further information click on the relevant permission below:
As a requirement of the Act the Council as Licensing Authority must publish a Licensing Policy every three years. Every premises related application other than TEN's will be considered under this policy. To view the current Licensing Policy click here.
The Council has consulted on Issues and Proposed Revisions for its second review of the Statement of Licensing Policy. To read the Council's response to consultation and revisions it now proposes to make to the policy please click here.
The Secretary of State has also published Guidance to Local Authorities under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003. To view this guidance click here.
As a requirement of the Licenisng Act 2003 the Council must maintain a public register of any licences or permissions issued and any changes that have been made to those licences or permissions. To view the Council's online licensing registers click here.
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