Licensing Policy

Statement of Licensing Policy 2014-19

The Licensing Policy 2014-2019 [pdf] 280KB was approved by full council on 11 December 2014.

Consultation on the Statement of Licensing Policy 2019-24

Ashford Borough Council must prepare and publish a new Statement of Licensing Policy every five years, and we are now consulting on our Statement of Licensing Policy 2019-2024.

The latest revisions that make up the draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2019-24 [pdf] 904KB, are modest and include:-

  • Removal of information that is a duplicated from the statutory (Section 182) guidance
  • Clarification that the statement of licensing policy must be read in conjunction with the Act and statutory guidance, and not in isolation
  • Updated information provided in relation to deregulation surrounding music entertainment(s) and limits on Temporary Event Notices
  • General updates with regard to amendments to the Act and statutory guidance
  • Formatting and layout changes

We are seeking views as to the content of the Statement of Licensing Policy, which can be emailed to the licensing team.

The closing date for submitting consultation responses is 31 October 2019.

The council will take account of views expressed during this consultation, and the outcome of the consultation will be published on the council’s website.

Mandatory Conditions

Download the Licensing Act 2003 - Mandatory Conditions for Premises Licences [pdf] 67KB

If you have any queries email the licensing team.