Consultation launched as council reviews its licensing policy

Published on Fri Jul 8 2022
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A public consultation around Burnley Council’s policy on alcohol and entertainment licensing has been launched. The council is consulting widely to allow the trade, relevant authorities and other interested parties, including members of the public, to have their say.

Councillor Shah Hussain, the council’s executive member with responsibility for licensing, said: “Our town centres are changing as a result of redevelopment and transformation opportunities. The Council wants to promote public safety, prevent crime and disorder, prevent public nuisance and protect children from harm. The revised draft licensing policy outlines a framework that will help the licensed trade, the public, council officers and other regulators understand how those objectives can be achieved. It will also support robust decision making where discretion is engaged at a licensing hearing.”

Any comments received will be taken into account and proposals for the new policy will go to the council’s licensing committee for consideration before being progressed to Full Council for final approval.

To view the policy and information on how to provide comments please see here. Residents are asked to submit comments by 2nd September 2022.

Post expires at 2:50pm on Friday September 2nd, 2022