The Licensing Act 2003 requires that the Council publish a ‘Statement of Licensing Policy’ setting out the policies the Council will generally apply to promote the four licensing objectives when making decisions on applications under the Act.
The Council’s current Policy Statement came into force from January 2011 and at the time the legislation required the Statement of Licensing Policy to be published every three years. Section 122 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 changed this from every 3 years to 5 years.
The Licensing Authority is currently reviewing its Statement of Licensing Policy. The main changes reflect the latest version of the Secretary of State’s Guidance document, updated links to various websites, and updated contact details.
We are keen to hear from residents, businesses, licensees and anyone else with an interest in the Barrow area. Please send comments on the draft policy to:
Graham Barker, Principal Environmental Protection & Licensing Officer, Environmental Health Department, Town Hall, Duke St, Barrow LA14 2LD.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for comments is 18th September 2015