Consultation on Licensing Policy Review

Birmingham City CouncilRevisions have been proposed by the City Council to its Statement of Licensing Policy.

City Residents are invited to consider taking part in the consultation.

If you know of anyone else who may wish to comment on this policy, please pass on this information to them.

The following notice in blue type font is an extract from one issued by Emma Rohomon of Birmingham City Council Licensing.

Licensing Act 2003, Statement of Licensing Policy Review

The Licensing Act 2003 requires the City Council as the Licensing Authority to determine and publish its Statement of Licensing Policy at least every five years, to keep it under review and make such revisions to it, as it considers appropriate.

The current version of the Policy is now being reviewed, and an important part of this process is consultation.

The draft revised Policy is available to download here.

Comments are welcome on the Policy as a whole, but particularly in relation to the following:

o   Whether there is evidence to retain and/or extend the geographical area of the special policy for Broad Street.

o   Whether there is evidence to retain and/or extend the geographical area of the special policy for the Hurst Street/Arcadian area.

o   Whether there is evidence to retain and/or extend the geographical area of the special policy  for Central Moseley.

o   Whether there is evidence to suggest any of the existing special policies should be extended to include off sales and late night refreshment.

o   Whether there is evidence to suggest any further areas of special policy should be implemented.

Further information about cumulative impact policy areas can be found within the Guidance issued by the Home Office under s182 of the Licensing Act 2003 (Chapter13)  available here.

Responses to the consultation can be made by completing the online survey here .

The consultation closes on 16th November 2014

A public meeting will be held to discuss this consultation. If you would be interested in attending, please contact Emma Rohomon as below who will send you more details.

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For information on Birmingham Licensed premises including licensed hours, activities and conditions go to http://publicregister.birmingham.gov.uk.

For more information about what Birmingham City Council Licensing do visit: http://birmingham.gov.uk/licensing

Follow Birmingham City Council Licensing on Twitter @BCCLicensing

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Emma Rohomon  – On Behalf of Chris Neville, Head of Licensing
Licensing Manager
Regulation& Enforcement
Place Directorate

Birmingham City Council Licensing
Crystal Court
Aston Cross Business Village
50 Rocky Lane
Aston
Birmingham
B6 5RQ

Telephone:  0121 303 9780
Facsimile:    0121 303 9982

 

Geoff Caine

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