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2. New statement of licensing policy under the Licensing Act 2003

In the latter part of 2015 we carried out a consultation where members of the public and a wide range of organisations and individuals with an interest in alcohol and entertainment licensing had the opportunity to make comments about our revised statement of licensing policy under the Licensing Act 2003.

Following this consultation, our statement of licensing policy was adopted by Full Council on the 16th December and is effective from the 7 January 2016 for the following 5 years.

This policy provides the framework for all decisions on applications relating to the Licensing Act 2003 and the way we carry out our functions in relation to the legislation and is also intended to provide advice and guidance.