Decision details

The Gambling Act 2005 - Review Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy

Decision Maker: Licensing Regulatory Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

A Licensing Authority must review and publish a Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy every 3 years as required by The Gambling Act 2005. SLDC Gambling Licensing Policy has been reviewed and subjected to public consultation, permission is required for the Policy to now proceed to full Council for adoption.

Decisions:

The Principal Specialist for the Health & Environment provided a report on the revised Statement of Gambling Licencing Policy following a review and a formal consultation period.

 

The revised Policy has undertaken a formal consultation process in line with Regulation 7 of The Gambling Act 2005 (Licensing Authority Policy Statement) (England and Wales) Regulations 2005. The Overview and Scrutiny Committee have also been consulted on the revised Policy at their meeting on 04 March 2022. Should the revised draft Policy be approved, the matter should then progress to Full Council for approval in advance of the policy becoming the new licensing framework for stakeholders within South Lakeland District.

 

The Officer relayed that this Policy has sought to support and strengthen three Gambling Licencing Objectives:

 

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime;
  • Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way;
  • Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

 

It was approved by the Licensing Regulatory Committee on 7 February 2022 that the revised Policy could proceed to public consultation. It was also approved at The Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 4 March 2022 that they recommend to the Licencing Regulatory Committee and Full Council that the revised Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy (Appendix 1) be adopted following the public consultation, and consideration of any comments received.

 

The Chairman prompted questions from Members.

 

No further questions were put forward.

 

RESOLVED: That The Licensing Regulatory Committee agreed to:-

 

1)    Note the recommendation from The Overview and Scrutiny Committee that the revised Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy be adopted following the public consultation, and consideration of any comments received;

2)    Note that no comments were received during the public consultation for members to consider; and

3)    Recommend to Full Council that the Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy (Appendix 1) be adopted. 

 

Report author: Sean Hall

Publication date: 15/08/2022

Date of decision: 04/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 04/07/2022 - Licensing Regulatory Committee

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