Public Consultation on Revised Statement of Licensing Policy

Closed 29 May 2017

Opened 6 Mar 2017

Overview

The Council, as the Licensing Authority under the Licensing Act 2003, is now undertaking a consultation process to review and update its Statement of Licensing Policy.

As such, we would like to hear views from local busineses, local residents and responsible authorities on these proposals.

There are four Licensing Objectives for the Licensing Act 2003, which are:

  • Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • Prevention of public nuisance
  • Protection of children from harm

The Licensing Authority can only have regard to matters that relate to one or more of the Licensing Objectives listed above when determining its Statement of Licensing Policy.

Apart from legislation updates to the draft Statement of Licensing Policy, the Licensing Authority is proposing to retain the Cumulative Impact Zones (CIZ’s) for Richmond and Twickenham town centres. This means that any new licence applications will presume to be refused unless the applicant can show that granting the application will not add to the cumulative impact on these areas.

Please read the draft Statement of Licensing Policy (with the proposed changes shown using track changes) which is attached below and give us your views by completing the online survey. If you require a paper copy of the policy or the questionnaire please contact the licensing team at licensing@richmond.gov.uk or telephone 020 8831 6455 and a copy will be sent to you.

This consultation closes at midnight on Monday 29 May 2017.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Open to all

Interests

  • Licensing