Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles
Broadland District Council’s Gambling Policy must set out the principles which we propose to apply in exercising our licensing functions under the Act. Our Policy document is based on Local Government Regulation’s (LGR) original good practice template with amendments made to include local procedures.
Section 349(3) of the Act requires the Licensing Authority to consult on its Policy Statement with the police, those who represent the interests of gambling businesses in their area and those which represent interested persons likely to be affected.
It should be noted that the Policy Statement produced is focused on "high level" policy and does not set out the application processes, decision-making procedures, etc.
The Gambling Act 2005 requires that Licensing Authorities review their Gambling Policy every three years. Broadland District Council’s current Policy will expire on 31 January 2019. We have therefore recently carried out a review of our Policy document.
The consultation period for Broadland District Council’s policy took place from 4 May 2018 until 27 July 2018. The final version of the policy was approved by Full Council on 1 November 2018. Broadland’s revised Policy Statement takes effect from 31 January 2019.
Please contact the Licensing Team should you require any further information.