Licensing Policy consultation

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Overview

The Licensing Act 2003 regulates the provision of sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and provision of late night refreshment in England and Wales. The Act makes local authorities responsible for licensing premises that are used for these activities within their area. It also requires each local authority to adopt and publish a Licensing Policy at least every five years. The purpose of the Policy is to set out the principles the local authority will apply when carrying out its role under the Act.

The Licensing Policy was last reviewed in January 2015 and is therefore due to be reviewed, with the new Policy coming into force in January 2020. We are currently consulting on the revised Licensing Policy, which takes into account any changes in guidance and best practice. The layout of the policy has changed with the sections in relation to general information on the four licensing objectives and that in relation to conditions now being merged. You can read more about the proposed changes here.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to have their say on the proposed Policy before a decision is made. All feedback received will be taken into consideration by the Licensing Committee when they meet on 11 November 2019 and decide what recommendations they will make to the council.

Give us your views

Please take the time to read about the proposed changes to the policy and then give us your views on our proposals by

  • emailing: licensingadmin@barnet.gov.uk, or
  • writing to: Licensing Policy Consultation, Licensing Team, London Borough of Barnet, 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, London NW9 4EW.



Overview

The Licensing Act 2003 regulates the provision of sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and provision of late night refreshment in England and Wales. The Act makes local authorities responsible for licensing premises that are used for these activities within their area. It also requires each local authority to adopt and publish a Licensing Policy at least every five years. The purpose of the Policy is to set out the principles the local authority will apply when carrying out its role under the Act.

The Licensing Policy was last reviewed in January 2015 and is therefore due to be reviewed, with the new Policy coming into force in January 2020. We are currently consulting on the revised Licensing Policy, which takes into account any changes in guidance and best practice. The layout of the policy has changed with the sections in relation to general information on the four licensing objectives and that in relation to conditions now being merged. You can read more about the proposed changes here.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to have their say on the proposed Policy before a decision is made. All feedback received will be taken into consideration by the Licensing Committee when they meet on 11 November 2019 and decide what recommendations they will make to the council.

Give us your views

Please take the time to read about the proposed changes to the policy and then give us your views on our proposals by

  • emailing: licensingadmin@barnet.gov.uk, or
  • writing to: Licensing Policy Consultation, Licensing Team, London Borough of Barnet, 2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, London NW9 4EW.