Sexual entertainment venue
On 15 November 2010 it was resolved that Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as amended by S.27 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009) shall come into force in the District with effect from 1 January 2011.
There will be a 'transitional period' allowing any existing or new applicants to make application. The 1st appointed day in the District is 1 January 2011; the 2nd appointed day is 1 July 2011; with 1 January 2012 being the 3rd appointed day.
Between the 1st and 2nd appointed day applicants were able to submit applications to be considered by us. At the end of this period, we will consider all applications received during this period together and will not grant any licences until all the applications have been considered. Consequently applications received after the 2nd appointed day will be considered individually.
Licences granted to new applicants would take effect immediately while licences granted to existing operators would take effect on the 3rd appointed day. Existing operators who do not apply for, or are not granted a licence, would be able to provide relevant entertainment under the terms of their Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate until the 3rd appointed day.
Any person wishing to run a Sexual Entertainment Venue ("SEVs") therefore requires a Licence to do so from us under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
There is a 21 day advertisement requirement, following which we aim to complete this type of application as soon as possible after that.
This service is not covered by the tacit authorisation process as it is in the public interest that we process the application before it can be granted.
Please contact us regarding making an application.
This page was last updated on 03/01/2012