Statement of principles

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 17 November 2021, and is in effect from 31 January 2022 until 31 January 2025.

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.

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Gambling Act Statement Of Principles 2022 - 2025pdf5.8 MB