Bristol City Council's licensing policy.
Under the Licensing Act 2003 each Licensing Authority is required to publish a statement of its licensing policy every five years.
The last full policy review took place in 2019 and the policy will come into effect on 1 August 2020.
The revised licensing policy, pools of conditions and template operating schedules are available here:
- Statement of Licensing Policy (2020 to 2025) (pdf, 815KB) (opens new window)
- Template Operating Schedules (pdf, 409KB) (opens new window)
- Licensing Act: Pool of conditions (pdf, 570KB) (opens new window)
The revised policy incorporates the following key changes:
- Introduction of Cumulative Impact Assessments into the Licensing Act 2003 (para 6.3.6)
- The removal of the Model Operating Schedules from the Statement of Licensing Policy, Template Operating Schedules will be published separate from the policy to help inform applicants (para 2.14)
- The importance of integration with other relevant local strategies (para 2.15)
- The adoption of the Agent of Change principle into the policy (para 8.1)
A list of all amendments is available to download here:
Cumulative Impact Assessment
On 8 March 2021 the council’s Licensing Committee determined to publish a Cumulative Impact Assessment in respect of the city centre area of Bristol.
The assessment will be in force for a period of three years unless reviewed sooner. The assessment, which includes a map of the area which it covers, is available in the Cumulative Impact Assessment (pdf, 566KB) (opens new window)
Elsewhere on the web
- Licensing Act 2003 : Section 182 Guidance from Home Office Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/explanatory-memorandum-revised-guidance-issued-under-s-182-of-licensing-act-2003 (opens new window)
- Enforcement and Regulatory Services Customer Satsifaction Survey (Surveymonkey) Go to https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Y5GX8/ (opens new window)