Under the Licensing Act 2003 all Councils throughout England and Wales are required to review their Licensing Policy every five years. Broadland’s current Policy will expire on 7 January 2021. We are therefore required to carry out a review of our Policy and this includes completing a public consultation on the Policy document.
It should be noted that the Policy produced is focused on ‘high level’ policy and does not set out the application processes, decision-making procedures, etc.
The consultation period begins on 3 August 2020 and ends on 21 September 2020. You are therefore invited to comment on the draft Policy document by 21 September 2020. Contact details are provided on page 19 of the Policy should you wish to make any comments or require any further information.
At the end of the consultation period, any comments received will be considered and the Policy will be amended as appropriate. The finalised Policy will take effect on 7 January 2021.