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Agenda item

Licensing Act 2003 - Statement of Licensing Policy

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to begin public consultation, in line with Option 3 (section 3), to inform the development of the Council’s Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

2.    That Cabinet agree that Officers undertake a Cumulative Impact Assessment in respect of licensable activities, to support the development of a Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which detailed under Section 5 of the Act, how a Licensing Authority must prepare a Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy (a ‘Statement of Licensing Policy’) which effectively set out the principles it proposed to apply in exercising functions under the Act. 

 

The Council was now seeking to develop a revised Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy, which balanced the need to encourage a vibrant and dynamic entertainment industry as part of the regeneration of the Borough, and the need to ensure that concerns relating to health and public disorder were effectively addressed. To support this, the Council proposed and sought approval to undertake consultation to seek the views of key stakeholders and residents of Rotherham, to inform the development of a draft Policy.

 

In addition the Council proposed to undertake a ‘Cumulative Impact Assessment’, to identify any potential parts of the Borough where further granting of licences or variations to licences could impact on the Council’s obligations in respect of the Licensing Objectives. This would be used to support determinations under the Policy.

 

Resolved:-  (1)  That public consultation be approved to commence, in line with Option 3 (Section 3), to inform the development of the Council’s Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

(2)  That Officers undertake a Cumulative Impact Assessment in respect of licensable activities, to support the development of a Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy.

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