Statutory Licensing Board

The role of the Statutory Licensing Board is to exercise the functions of the council in relation to the Licensing Act 2003.

These include areas such as:

  • Monitoring the operation of the council's Licensing Policy Statement.
  • Monitoring the operation/performance of the 5 sub-committees (comprising three Members each) established to determine applications for and reviews of licence. 
  • Determining the procedure/protocol to be adopted by the 5 sub-committees

The board consists of 15 members, drawn from elected councillors from all political groups in proportion to their group's number of seats on the council as a whole.  Details of the membership of the Board are included in the list of committee memberships. All members of the Statutory Licensing Board are also members of the General Licensing Board.

Applications for and reviews of licences made under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 are considered by a sub-committee of the board, usually of three councillors.

Meetings are held in public, although any discussions that might disclose confidential information are held in private, where necessary. The public and press can attend meetings for any non-confidential business.  Meetings are programmed on a regular cycle, scheduled every four weeks.  Sub-committee meetings are held when required to deal with their business

For information on applying for all the various licences issued by the council please consult the Licensing Section's webpages

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