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Consultation regarding Review of Licensing Act 2003 Policy

We are now consulting on a full review of our Statement of Licensing Policy under section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003. The Licensing Authority must legally undertake a review of the policy at the end of each five-year period. The review is open to public consultation.

The policy statement sets out how the Council will approach its functions as a licensing authority under the Act. In particular, the policy is intended to guide decision makers, applicants, objectors and others regarding the decision making process. 

The policy outlines how the Licensing Authority will consider and determine applications under the Licensing Act 2003. It also states how the Authority will work to fulfil the four licensing objectives, which are: 

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety;
  • The prevention of public nuisance; and
  • The protection of children from harm.

A full copy of the proposed policy document can be found under the Downloads section. The draft revised policy has been updated to reflect changes to the law and guidance since the existing statement of policy came into effect in 2014. All the proposed changes/additions to the policy can be found in bold typeface in the document.

A copy of our current policy document can be found in the Download section of the Licensing Act 2003 page: https://www.lincoln.gov.uk/your-council/policies-publications-and-information/licensing-policies-and-publications/statement-of-licensing-policy/ 

How to respond 

The consultation closes on Sunday 18th August 2019, should you have any comments regarding the proposed amendments to the statement of policy document please send them via one of the following methods: 

E-mail: licensing@lincoln.gov.uk  

By post to:
The Licensing Team
City of Lincoln Council
City Hall
Beaumont Fee

Please mark any emailed response with the title ‘Licensing Policy Consultation 2019’.

Please note that any observations or suggestions must be relevant to the licensing objectives. Where possible, please provide evidence to support any views expressed in your consultation reply. If you require any further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact the Licensing Team by email at: licensing@lincoln.gov.uk  

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