Licensing Act 2003 - review of licensing policy consultation

We're responsible for the licensing of alcohol supplies, regulated entertainment and late-night refreshment under the Licensing Act 2003.

We're required to publish a written Statement of Licensing Policy, setting out how we intend to exercise the licensing and enforcement powers conveyed to us under the Act.

This policy must be periodically reviewed, so as to ensure that it reflects the current legislation, and is relevant to the issues arising in our area. We've compared the up-to-date Statutory Guidance under Section 182 of the Act with our existing policy statement and have made amendments to reflect the guidance. These changes have been incorporated into our draft policy statement.

Have your say

The policy statement, in its final form, will have far-reaching implications and it's important that businesses and residents contribute to its content. Please take the time to examine the document (below) carefully as we would welcome your comments. We have also included a version of the draft policy which shows the changes that have been made.

You can send your comments via email or post:

Email: licensingpolicy@dacorum.gov.uk
Post: Licensing, Dacorum Borough Council, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DN

The closing date for comments is midnight on Wednesday 7 October 2020.

What happens next?

The final decision to adopt or revise a licensing policy under the Act must be made by Full Council. Following consultation, the committee will be asked to resolve to recommend the adoption of the revised policy (with any additional revisions after considering the consultation responses) by the Council later this year. The revised Licensing Policy will replace the current policy on 7 January 2021.

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