The Gambling Act 2005 requires the council to prepare, adopt and publish a "Statement of Principles" setting out the Licensing Authority's approach to applications under the Act and the information it expects applicants to provide.
The Gambling Statement of Principles was adopted at the full council meeting on 15 November 2017, published on 16 November 2017 and is in effect from 1 January 2018 until 1 January 2021.
Purpose of the Statement of Principles
The Statement of Principles guides the administration of licensing under the Gambling Act 2005 and will assist in ensuring that an appropriate balance is drawn between the interests of those wishing to provide and take part in legal gambling, and those who might be affected by such activities. The council continues to work with the Police, licence holders, responsible authorities and other agencies to achieve this objective.
Revision of the Statement of Principles
The Gambling Act 2005 requires the council to review the Statement of Principles from time to time, at most in a three-yearly cycle.