Review of Statement of Principles - Gambling Act 2005
The Council is required under the Act to review the Statement of Principles (“the Statement”) every three years.
Under the Gambling Act 2005, the City Council is the Licensing Authority for gambling premises. The Council is required under the Act to review the Statement of Principles (“the Statement”) every three years.
The Statement of Principles sets out the Council’s approach to applications under the Act and what information it expects applicants to provide with their applications. At the Licensing and Regulation Committee on 6 December 2018, the Council’s Statement was considered for review, with proposed minor changes.
The proposed Statement with amendments can be found here (pdf, 314kb). If you wish to have a paper copy of the draft Statement, please contact the Licensing Section, tel: 01962 848 188, email: email@example.com.
Prior to adopting the Statement, the Council is required to consult various agencies, as well as representatives of residents, businesses, and persons representing the interests of persons carrying on gambling businesses in the area.
Your views on the Statement are sought as part of this consultation exercise. If you could like to comment, responses should be submitted by 20 January 2019. These will be considered by the Licensing and Regulation Committee at its meeting of 21 February 2019, and the final Licensing Policy will be adopted by the Council on 28 February 2019.