Decision Maker: Council
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
A review of the Council’s Statement of
Licensing Policy has been completed in accordance with the
statutory timetable contained within the Licensing Act 2003. The
revised Policy will provide a licensing framework for stakeholders
within South Lakeland.
The Policy has been recommended to proceed to Council for adoption by both The Licensing Committee and Overview & Scrutiny Committee.
The Chairman of Licensing Committee and Licensing Regulatory Committee introduced the Review of Statement of Licensing Policy report. The purpose of the report was to inform members of the review of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy which had been completed in line with the statutory timetable set out in the Licensing Act 2003.
The Statement of Licensing Policy (Appendix 1 to the report) had been through a consultation period which was detailed in the report and had been considered by the Licensing Committee and Overview and Scrutiny Committee. The Statement set out the basis on which decisions under the Licensing Act 2003 should be made and strived to achieve a local balance between the commercial interest of the licensing trade and the communities they serve and affect.
As no key changes had been made to existing licensing legislation, the changes recommended in the review had been updated to reference Local Government Reorganisation at paragraph 1.15 of the policy, an updated best practice guide at appendix 3 and an updated list of consultees at appendix 4. The report noted that the impending changes brought about by Local Government Reorganisation within Cumbria would mean it was likely to require further review and consolidation of respective authorities existing Statement of Licensing Policies in due course.
RESOLVED – That:-
(1) the consultation undertaken with stakeholders during the period of 29November 2021 to 9 January 2022 be noted;
(2) the recommendation from the Licensing Committee and Overview and Scrutiny Committee that the Policy proceed to Council for adoption be noted; and
(3) the revised Statement of Licensing Policy as attached at appendix 1 to the report, be adopted.
Report author: Sean Hall
Publication date: 12/08/2022
Date of decision: 18/05/2022
Decided at meeting: 18/05/2022 - Council