Revised Statement of Licensing Policy (2022 – 2027) Consultation

Closed 9 Jan 2022

Opened 1 Dec 2021


In accordance with the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003, South Lakeland District Council is required to publish a statement of its licensing policy at least every five years. It is designed to set out the council’s ambitions, strategies and policies relating to licensing for the next five years.

The Council’s current policy has been updated to reflect changes in legislation and best practice since it was last reviewed in 2016. This new statement of licensing policy also covers applications for licences, but in addition, sets out the council’s requirements and expectations for existing licence holders and licensed businesses and the actions it expects such businesses to take in order to promote the licensing objectives.

The policy also sets out the council’s approaches to ensuring such businesses remain compliant with their licences and the action it will take in partnership with other organisations and responsible authorities when licensing and other legislation is breached.

Why your views matter

The existing statement is due to expire in January 2022. Before the revised statement can be adopted, the Licensing Authority must consult with a wide variety of individuals and businesses who may have an interest in licensed premises within its area. The consultation process will begin on Wednesday 1st December 2021 and close on Sunday 9th January 2022.

We want to invite your comments on our revised Statement of Licensing Policy (2022 – 2027).

The draft Review of Statement of Licensing Policy (2022 - 2027) can be viewed here.

The existing Review of Statement of Licensing Policy (2016 - 2021) can be viewed here.


  • South Lakeland


  • Local businesses


  • Licensing