We must publish a statement of licensing policy under Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 in consultation with a wide range of people including representatives of existing licence holders, local businesses and local residents.
We are required to carry out our licensing functions with a view to promoting four licensing objectives which are:
- the prevention of crime and disorder
- public safety
- the prevention of public nuisance
- the protection of children from harm
The policy covers licensable activities as defined by the Act which are
- the retail sale of alcohol
- the supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club
- the provision of regulated entertainment
- the provision of late night refreshment (between the hours of 23:00 and 05:00)
On this page you can download a copy of our 'Statement of Licensing Policy'. The policy was approved at a meeting of full Council on 17th November 2010. It is reviewed every three years, or more often if necessary. A copy of the policy can be found in the downloads section of this page.
The council has identified five area of the city that suffer from the cumulative impact caused by large numbers of licensed premises in that area and have specific policies in place to deal with this issue. Details of these policies can be found in the downloads section on this page.
Please note that since the policy was last published, the details of responsible authorities listed in the policy have changed. Please refer to the relevant guidance note for these addresses.
STATEMENT OF LICENSING POLICY - PUBLIC CONSULTATION
Licensing Act 2003
Leeds City Council is a licensing authority under the Licensing Act 2003. This means that the council has the responsibility for licensing pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, takeaways, theatres, cinemas and any other premises that wish to sell alcohol, provide entertainment or late night refreshment.
Under the Act, each licensing authority is required to develop, consult on and publish a statement of its licensing principles every three years. We are now consulting on the latest edition of the Statement of Licensing Policy for the Leeds area.
We are seeking the views of residents and organisations working in the Leeds area. You can access the revised policy document and a list of proposed changes in the Downloads section on this page.
Residents and local organisations in the Leeds area are invited to make comments on the revised document. This should be in writing and sent to Entertainment Licensing, Leeds City Council, Civic Hall, Leeds, LS1 1UR or by email to email@example.com. Alternatively you can give your comments in this online form.
The consultation period will run until 28 August 2013.