Licensing Policies

The Licensing Act and the Gambling Act requires the Licensing Authority to prepare a statement of principles that they propose to when making decisions around licences and enforcement of the legislation.

The policies should be reviewed regularly. This is every five years for the Licensing Policy 2014-2018 (PDF 847KB) and every three years for the Gambling Act 2005 Licensing Policy (PDF 1.2MB).

There are a number of other documents you may wish to read through if you are making an application is the following parts of Leeds.

Licensing Act 2003 Applications

Gambling Act 2005 Applications

We have also prepared a licensing policy for Sex Establishment licensing. This provides information about sensitive locations and the number of sex establishments we consider appropriate for Leeds. There is no set period by which this this policy should be reviewed, although the Council has committed to regular reviews.




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Local licensing guidance - Inner East Leeds licensing guidance - Inner East Leeds.pdf1199206pdf
Local licensing guidance - Inner West Leeds licensing guidance - Inner West Leeds.pdf764419pdf
Local licensing guidance - South Leeds licensing guidance - South Leeds.pdf1135305pdf
SECTION D of Licensing Policy 2014-2018.pdf2887489pdf
Template - Statement of Licensing Policy 2016-18.pdf1201857pdf
Revised report writing guidance and template establishment licensing policy.pdf563063pdf
Licensing Act 2003 Local Risk Assessments.pdf210471pdf
Licensing Act 2003 Model Conditions.pdf296523pdf

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