Our licensing policy

Statement of licensing policy

Our licensing policy sets out how we normally apply our functions under the Licensing Act, particularly when making decisions on relevant applications in respect of premises licences, club premises certificates, personal licences and temporary event notices.

We review our licensing policy annually and when necessary publish revised versions reflecting changes brought about by new legislation. The licensing policy incorporates a special policy on cumulative impact which covers an area of the Kingston Town Neighbourhood.

The policy also incorporates neighbourhood specific policies, recognising that tougher controls may be necessary and appropriate in some areas more than others.

We always refer to our statement of licensing policy when carrying out our functions under the Licensing Act and expect applicants to consider its contents when making applications.

To read the full policy follow the link to Download the statement of licensing policy.