Cumulative Impact policy consultation

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Contact information

Peterborough City Council
Licensing Team Consultation Officer
Sand Martin House
Bittern Way
Fletton Quays
Peterborough
PE2 8TY

Consultation started: 6 Aug 2018   —   Consultation ended: 23 Sep 2018

When will results be available: At the end of the consultation period

The current cumulative impact policy within section 11 of the overarching Statement of Licensing Policy, is now subject to review and consultation for determination prior to January 2019.

The current cumulative impact policy in place covers an area of Millfield New England, known as Op Can Do. Applicants for all new and variation applications in this area, must be able to demonstrate that they will not add to the existing problems identified in the policy.

The consultation will run from 6 August 2018 to 23 September 2018.

Your views and comments are invited, to enable the council to determine if the current cumulative impact policy is still relevant to the present day situation in the Millfield New England area known as Op Can Do. This is your opportunity to inform the council about how you are affected positively or negatively, by licensed premises in this area.

You may be of the opinion that the policy should remain in place as you continue to experience problems relevant to the accumulation of licensed premises in this area. If so, it would be helpful if you could include details of what you experienced, including if and who you reported the problem to, including any reference number you were given.

Or, you may have the opinion that licensed premises have a beneficial effect on the area and in general. That the issues previously raised to implement the policy no longer exist, therefore, the cumulative impact policy should no longer apply. This would mean that applications in the Op Can Do area would be subject to the same determination process as applications elsewhere in Peterborough.

You may have the opinion that a cumulative impact policy is still required, but is currently too wide and should not apply to a type of premises. For example, premises which provide licensable activities on the premises, as they can promote community cohesion and are under the control of the licence holder. So the policy should be amended and targeted to only apply to applications which provide off sales of alcohol and late night refreshment off the premises, or that it should only apply to new applications which include the sale of alcohol, etc. as they will exacerbate existing issues.

All responses will be properly considered along with any supporting statistical and evidential data, prior to determination of the policy.

Please note:


- Cumulative Impact policies relate to new and variation applications and cannot be used to revoke existing authorisations.

- Each application is determined on its own merits.

- Section 14.39 of Section 182 guidance states:

‘When publishing a CIA a licensing authority is required to set out evidence of problems that are being caused or exacerbated by the cumulative impact of licensed premises in the area described. The evidence is used to justify the statement in the CIA that it is likely that granting further premises licences and/or club premises certificates in that area (limited to a kind described in the assessment), would be inconsistent with the authority’s duty to promote the licensing objectives.’

Please read the consultation document and respond prior to 23 September 2018 with your comments.

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