Under the Licensing Act 2003, as Licensing
Authority, we are required to produce a Statement of Licensing
Policy, which sets out how we have interpreted the Act and the
basis on which decisions are to be made.
From 16 August to 11 October 2010 we consulted
on our draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy and the changes
that had been proposed to it. The reviewed policy was
formally adopted by Full Council on 8 December 2010.
A further review was carried out and
subsequently consulted on from 21 January to 04 March 2013 to
incorporate a special policy. The special policy was formally
approved at a meeting of the Full Council on 17 April 2013 and took
effect on 18 April 2013.
The Statement of Licensing Policy can be