Issue details

The Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy

The Gambling Act 2005 requires licensing authorities before each successive period of three years to;
(a) prepare a statement of the principles that they propose to apply in exercising their functions under this Act during that period; and
(b) publish the statement of policy.
A revision of the policy has been undertaken and public consultation completed. This decision seeks approval to adopt the revised policy.

Decision type: Policy framework

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/03/2022

Decision due: 13 Jul 2022 by Council

Lead member: Economy, Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder

Lead director: Director of Customer and Commercial Services

Contact: Sean Hall, Principal Specialist (Health & Environment) Email:


7/2/22 Licensing Regulatory Committee. Approval to circulate draft document for public consultation.
4/3/22 Overview & Scrutiny Committee.
Final consideration by Licensing regulatory Committee is required on completion of public consultation.

Background Documents: Local Authority Guidance issued by the Gambling Commission Copy of SLDC existing Gambling Policy The Gambling Act 2005 The Gambling Act 2005 (Licensing Authority Policy Statement)(England and Wales) Regulations 2006