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Licensing policies

As a licensing authority, Blackpool Council is required to produce policies for various types of licences:

Current policies

Review of Sex Establishment policy 2021

On 19 January 2021, the Licensing Committee resolved to consult on a revised Sex Establishment Policy which, if approved would have the effect of

  1. Reducing the number of sex shops to 1
  2. Reducing the number of sexual entertainment venues to 0, but providing ‘grandfather rights’ to those venues currently licensed
  3. Amending the standard conditions for sexual entertainment venues.

The draft-revised policy highlights the proposed amendments in red:- Determination of Applications 3.3 and Appendix B sections 14-18 and 47. 

The closing date for comments on this consultation is 31 March 2021

Comments can be made by email to or in writing by posting to:

Licensing Service, Blackpool Council, P O Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA



Licensing service

Municipal buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1NF
Telephone 01253 478572
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