Licensing Act 2003 Statement of Licensing Policy Review - Consultation

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The Council is updating its licensing policy, which sets out how we regulate and licence businesses that sell or supply alcohol, provide entertainment or late-night refreshment in the borough, and we want you to have your say.


The draft Statement of Licensing policy sets out the way the Council proposes to carry out its licensing responsibilities, such as considering licence applications from businesses.


The current policy runs from 2016 to 2021 and by law it must be updated every five years. The regular review and adoption of the Statement of Licensing Policy ensures that the licensing framework is up to date and that it promotes a safe environment for users of licensed premises, residents and the wider social economy. It will also ensure that there are methods for appropriate enforcement should operators fail to uphold the standards expected of them.


We are now seeking your views on the draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026.


You can find both a summary of the three main changes and the draft Statement of Licensing Policy in the documents tab on the right.


You can share your views by:

  • Giving your feedback using the form below

  • Emailing us at licensing@kingston.gov.uk


If you require the survey or any of the documents in a more accessible format, please contact licensing@kingston.gov.uk or call 020 8547 5080.


Next Steps

  • May 2021 we will present the results of the consultation to the Council's Licensing Committee. The Committee will agree on a final draft policy.

  • June/July 2021 The draft policy will go before the Council for consideration.

  • July 2021 The final policy will be published replacing our existing policy


The Council is updating its licensing policy, which sets out how we regulate and licence businesses that sell or supply alcohol, provide entertainment or late-night refreshment in the borough, and we want you to have your say.


The draft Statement of Licensing policy sets out the way the Council proposes to carry out its licensing responsibilities, such as considering licence applications from businesses.


The current policy runs from 2016 to 2021 and by law it must be updated every five years. The regular review and adoption of the Statement of Licensing Policy ensures that the licensing framework is up to date and that it promotes a safe environment for users of licensed premises, residents and the wider social economy. It will also ensure that there are methods for appropriate enforcement should operators fail to uphold the standards expected of them.


We are now seeking your views on the draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026.


You can find both a summary of the three main changes and the draft Statement of Licensing Policy in the documents tab on the right.


You can share your views by:

  • Giving your feedback using the form below

  • Emailing us at licensing@kingston.gov.uk


If you require the survey or any of the documents in a more accessible format, please contact licensing@kingston.gov.uk or call 020 8547 5080.


Next Steps

  • May 2021 we will present the results of the consultation to the Council's Licensing Committee. The Committee will agree on a final draft policy.

  • June/July 2021 The draft policy will go before the Council for consideration.

  • July 2021 The final policy will be published replacing our existing policy


Page last updated: 23 March 2021, 17:59