Consultation for the Revision of Statement of Licensing policy 2021-26
This consultation ran from 10 July until 21 August 2020.
Please Note - The consultation on the Statement of Licensing Policy has now closed, no further comments can be accepted at this time. The responses received will now be collated and cross-referenced with the draft policy to see if any significant changes are required. All responses received will be included in a future report to the Regulatory Committee in November 2020 and will be available to view online. Thank you for taking the time to be part of this process
The Licensing Act 2003 requires Haringey Council as the Licensing Authority to determine and publish its Statement of Licensing Policy at least every five years, to keep it under review and make such revisions to it, as it considers appropriate. We welcome feedback from all residents, businesses and partners on the changes we are proposing. The Policy sets out how we will make licensing decisions, how new licensed premises are likely to be permitted to operate, and how the needs of residents and businesses will be addressed.
The policy has several aims. It sets out how the council approaches its licensing responsibilities and aims to promote the four licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003, which are:
- The prevention of crime and disorder
- Public safety
- The prevention of public nuisance
- The protection of children from harm
This policy will apply when the Licensing Authority is making decisions about applications for:
- The retail sale of alcohol
- The wholesale of alcohol to members of the public
- The supply of alcohol to members of registered clubs
- The provision of regulated entertainment
- The provision of hot food or hot drink between 11pm and 5am
The current Statement of Licensing Policy has been in place with the council since January 2016.
The draft policy provides best practice management advice for venue operators (prepared in conjunction with partner agencies such as the police authority, trading standards, environmental health, safeguarding board, public health, fire authority and more).
Matters proposed in the draft policy for consultation are summarised below:
- Links to Borough Plan are inserted setting out priorities to reflect local policy direction and key aims and objectives of strategic partners within the borough
- The expectations for applicants to demonstrate their social responsibility, particularly in areas affected by street drinking, the late night economy and large events
- Provides updates to the Licensing Act 2003, guidance to applicants and an extended section on the four licensing objectives for operating schedules to promote compliance with the Act
- includes additional guidance on the protection of children from harm to improve links to child protection
- A new section on premises management to promote well run, safe and welcoming establishments and recommended framework of hours to assist applicants and to help to provide a safe and vibrant night time economy
- An updated section on Cumulative Impact Policies to provide clarity on these policies with respect to the determination of applications, the borough has no such policies in place currently
- Inclusion of public health information throughout policy for information and guidance
- Joined up thinking with Planning hours conditions
At the end of the six weeks consultation responses are considered to if they impact on the policy and changes are made to the policy where necessary. The responses are discussed at the Regulatory Committee prior to the policy being taken to Full Council for adoption.
- The council is required to consult on the Statement of Licensing Policy under the Licensing Act 2003
- The information received will only be used for the purposes of this consultation and Licensing Team
- Any personal data will be destroyed one year after the consultation is completed
- Anonymised responses will be used in a published public document to report to the Regulatory Committee and Full council at a later date
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