Review of Angus Licensing Board’s Statement of Licensing Policies
15 November 2017
13 December 2017
Within committee report 53/17, Angus Licensing Board was advised of the requirement to review the Board's Statement of Licensing Policies and for Members to consider the review process. In respect of that report, the committee agreed to:
- note the requirement for the Board to review its Statement of Licensing Policy and Supplementary Statement of Licensing Policy;
- approve the proposed process for carrying out the review.
Report 53/17, identifies the necessity for two consultation exercises. The first, to which this consultation relates, covers the issue of "localities".
Full details can be found within the linked report. Para 2.6 and 2.7 of the report state:
"Section 7 of the Act also provides that each Statement of Licensing Policy must include a statement as to the extent to which the Board considers there to be overprovision of licensed premises, or licensed premises of a particular description, in any locality within the Board's area. In considering whether there is overprovision in any locality, the Board must have regard to the number and capacity of licensed premises in the locality and consult the Chief Constable, NHS Tayside, holders of premises licences in respect of premises within the locality, persons resident in the locality and such other persons as the Board thinks fit. It is considered that the consultation exercises considered within this Report will discharge the duties of the Board in respect of this particular obligation.
"In order to assess overprovision, the Board is required to determine "localities" within the Board's area. Changes to the legislation now allow that the Board may determine that the whole of the Board's area is a locality."
Para 3.1 from the report further states:
"Having regard to the change in legislation and the above Guidance, it is submitted that an initial consultation regarding the localities which the Board should identify and examine should be undertaken. The options being the whole of the local authority area as one locality or, as separate localities, the Burghs of Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Monifieth and Montrose."
Views are now sought regarding which locality or localities the Board should identify and examine in their review of the Board's Statement of Licensing Policies (see links below).
How to have your say
Representations should be sent the LAWLicensing@angus.gcsx.gov.uk by 13 December 2017.