Licensing policy

Licensing Policy Decisions

29.1 The Council recognises that its duties under the Act are concerned with the promotion of the Licensing Objectives and all policy decisions will therefore relate to the Licensing objectives. In addition, in the case of terms and conditions attached to various permissions, the Council will focus on matters that are within the control of individual licensees. Accordingly, these matters will centre on the premises and places being used for licensable activities and the vicinity of those premises and places. The Council will not adopt quotas that restrict the consideration of any application on its individual merits or which seek to impose limitations on trading hours in particular areas.

29.2 The Council will principally focus on the direct impact of the activities taking place at the licensed premises on members of the public living, working or engaged in normal activity in the area concerned.