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Licensing authorities are required to consult widely prior to forming their policy, with particular emphasis on existing licence holders in all affected categories, groups representing such licence holders, statutory bodies i.e. police and fire service and representatives of businesses and residents in its area.

Whilst it would be impossible to consult every person with an interest in this act, we endeavour to consult as widely as possible, whilst having due regard to the cost of such consultation.

Please see below for list of our current consultations:

Bracknell Forest / Licensing Act 2003 / Statement of Licensing Policy

We welcome all comments regarding the policy and would ask that, should you wish to make observations, suggest further inclusions or deletions, or have a view which differs from the draft (see in docs below), you would address these in writing, citing the section and sub section and the changes/comments to the draft policy marked 'Licensing Policy Draft 2020 – consultation'. These observations must be received by the Council no later than 4th December 2020. Please email comments to: licensing@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Whilst the Council cannot undertake to include all observations received into the policy, we will have due regard to each submission and whether or not it should be, or can lawfully be included in the final document

The completed council approved policy will be the document by which all applications, variations or reviews of licences will be decided. It is therefore important that any person, business, group or organisation who considers that they have any interest, or are likely to be affected by licensed premises, should partake of this consultation.

It is impossible for the Council to explain fully the Act, the implications it will have upon society or the guidance which local authorities must have regard to and we would therefore suggest that in addition to reading the draft policy, consultees also visit the Department of Culture, Media and Sport website at www.dcms.gov.uk or www.culture.gov.uk

We look forward to receiving your comments by the 4th December 2020.



Associated documents

Bracknell Forest
West Berkshire