Audience: Chief officer of police, fire and rescue authority, persons/bodies representative of local premises licence holders, local club premises certificate holders, local personal licence holders, businesses and residents.
St Edmundsbury Borough Council is required to produce a Statement of Licensing Policy under Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003.
The policy states how the council as the licensing authority will exercise its licensing functions in order to promote the four licensing objectives:
The aim of the licensing policy is to ensure premises that will extend the diversity of entertainment and attract a wide range of participants are encouraged, rather than premises mainly or exclusively focused on the sale of alcohol.
The council believes that achieving this will promote the licensing objectives as well as support other important strategies and corporate priorities such as:
The council is required to carry out a review of its Statement of Licensing Policy every five years.
Our current statement was adopted in 2012 and we are now inviting your comments as part of a wider consultation before an updated Statement is adopted in December 2017.
We are undertaking an eight-week public consultation on the review of the policy which will take place between 10 July 2017 and 1 September 2017.
You can comment on the draft policy by email to: email@example.com
Cumulative Impact Policy areas
Cumulative impact policies were introduced as a tool for licensing authorities to manage the growth of licensed premises in an area where the number, type and density of premises selling alcohol could lead to nuisance and disorder.
The current Cumulative Impact Policy (CIP) covering key areas of Bury St Edmunds town centre was adopted by the council in 2014. The Policy forms part of the Statement of Licensing Policy under Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003.
The council is therefore consulting on the proposal to reinstate the current CIP areas and to also provide an opportunity for other areas to be considered.
The review aims to assess the cumulative impact of licensed premises in identified areas in the town so that we can meet our four licensing objectives:
To inform the review, the council has drawn on various data including crime statistics to establish the level of reported incidents in the proposed CIP area. Please look at the following information before completing the survey.
Supplementary information explains what constitutes public safety and crime as well as setting out crime statistics by day of the week.
Your comments will assist the licensing authority when it considers whether to re-adopt, modify, or replace the cumulative impact policy within the Statement of Licensing Policy.
Who is being consulted?
The licensing authority must consult the persons listed in section 5(3) of the 2003 Act. These are:
To take part in this consultation complete the online questionnaire
If you have any questions or comments about this consultation, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for comments and questionnaire: 1 September 2017