Decision details

Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy 2024 – 2027

Decision Maker: Cabinet member roads and regulatory services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek Cabinet Member approval for the Gambling Policy for onward consideration and approval  by full Council.



The policy as presented should be recommend to full council for approval (appendix 1 )


Alternative options considered:

1.    Not to approve the revised policy. This is not recommended as this would leave the Licensing Authority without any policy to guide its decision-making process. It would also breach the legislation, as there is a requirement under the Gambling Act that the Licensing Authority has an up to date policy


2.    To make further changes to the policy. This is not recommended as the draft policy has been subject to consultation and no further areas for improvement or change identified.


Reason Key: Strategic nature / impact on communities;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);


The Chief Officer of Police
One or more persons who appear to the authority to represent the interests of persons carrying on gambling businesses in the authority’s area (all holders of gambling act licences and licences under the Licensing Act 2003)
One or more persons who appear to the authority to represent the interests of persons who are likely to be affected by the exercise of the authority’s functions under the Gambling Act 2005.(all small lottery holders, town and parish councils)
(396 emails sent)
Placed on the council's consultation website

Contact: Fred Spriggs, Principal licensing officer Email: Tel: 01432 383542.

Publication date: 05/07/2024

Date of decision: 05/07/2024

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