Under the Licensing Act 2003, each Licensing Authority is required to publish a statement of its licensing policy every five years.

Statement of Licensing Policy 2017 to 2022

Our statement sets out the principles we will apply when carrying out our licensing functions. It plays an important role in our wish to manage alcohol in terms of regulation and public health concerns.

It sets out how licensed premises should operate and contributes towards achieving:

  • reduced levels of crime
  • a vibrant cultural and leisure offer for residents, businesses and visitors that is safe and attractive

Our statement expires on 30 January 2022.

Download: Statement of Licensing Policy 2017 to 2022 (PDF)