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In accordance with the provisions of Section 5(1) of the Licensing Act 2003, the Licensing Committee undertook a review of the Council’s Licensing Statement of Policy. This Statement of Policy had originally become effective from 7th January, 2005 and this review was the second one to be undertaken (the first having been undertaken by this Committee on 7th November, 2007).
The Committee noted details of the consultation process, undertaken as part of the review of the Statement of Policy. The responses received by the Council during the consultation process were included with the report.
Resolved:- That the revised Statement of Licensing Policy, as now submitted, be approved insofar as this Committee is concerned and Cabinet be requested to recommend its adoption to Council.
The Licensing Manager submitted a report concerning the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005, which had come into force on 1st September, 2007. The Act required the Council to prepare and publish a Statement of Licensing Principles before it carried out any function in respect of applications made under the Act. The Council’s current Statement of Licensing Principles (originally considered by this Committee at its meeting on 19th September, 2006) required reviewing and re-publishing in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
It was noted that there had been no responses to the consultation process.
Resolved:- That the revised Statement of Licensing Principles, as now submitted, be approved insofar as this Committee is concerned and Cabinet be requested to recommend its adoption to Council