Presentation on theme: "Licensing Committee Consultation 2014. Changes to the Licensing Act 2003 To give clearer guidance to residents and applicants on:- The links between."— Presentation transcript:
Changes to the Licensing Act 2003 To give clearer guidance to residents and applicants on:- The links between the planning and licensing regimes Enforcement procedures & premises inspection Applications from garage forecourt shops The handling of personal details of those making representations The suspension of licences for non payment Reasons for Change
Spring 2014 – Officers prepared draft July 2014 – 12 week consultation commenced Sept 2014 – Consultation with Licensing Committee Oct 2014 – Close of consultation (5 th ) Nov 2014 - Final Policy to Cabinet Dec 2014 – Approval at Council January 2015 – Publication of new policy Timetable
How has the policy changed since 2011? Section 1 – Clearer Guidance on the cross overs between Licensing and Planning Section 6 – More clarity on how we share information gained as a result of applications being submitted Section 8 – The changes to how we enforce against licensed premises are more closely aligned to the enforcement policy and designed to be more directed and business friendly. What’s Different?
How has the policy changed since 2011? Section 9 – The Race Relations Act has been replaced by the Equality Act. Section 14.6 – Petrol Station Fore-Court shops are becoming move prevalent as alcohol retailers. Guidance on the expectations on applicants has therefore been included Section 15 – The Act was changed to remove ‘interested parties’ and add ‘Any Person’ and to remove the vicinity test. What’s Different?
How has the policy changed since 2011? Section 15 – More clarity for those making representation as to what happens to their data. Section 16 – The Government changed the threshold for committees attaching conditions from ‘need’ to ‘appropriate’ to the promotion of the licensing objectives Section 18 – Reviews. In line with the increase in the number of reviews the Authority has given a clearer view of its expectations. (Previous policy too bland) What’s Different?
How has the policy changed since 2011? General – Inclusion of the Licensing Authority and Health Authority as Responsible Authorities. Specific details about the role of the Licensing Authority are outlined in Sections 14 and 18 Appendix B – In the interests of transparency, the publication of the scheme of delegations has been included for the first time What’s Different?