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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 Statement of Licensing Policy 2020

Consultation is now underway on our newly drafted Statement of Licensing Policy (Licensing Act 2003) [PDF 606kb]. The consultation will run until 8 January 2021.

If you wish to make comment on the policy then you must do so in writing either to the address below or via email. Comments received after this time are unlikely to be taken into account.

Cumulative Impact Assessment

Paragraph 5A of the Licensing Act 2003 requires the licensing authority to publish a Cumulative Impact Assessment [PDF 745kb] if it is of the belief that granting further licences or material variations (relevant authorisations) in one or more areas of its area would be inconsistent with the duty placed upon the authority to promote the licensing objectives. The authority is of that view and will seek to publish a Cumulative Impact Assessment for two areas to be known as ‘The Town Centre Cumulative Impact Area’ and ‘Off Licence Cumulative Impact Area’. The reasons why we are considering publishing such assessment can be seen in the crime data attached as part of the assessment.

The assessment will apply to all applications for the grant or variation of a premises licence or club premises certificate and all premises that may benefit from a premises licence or club premises certificate. This includes material variations for increased hours for licensable activity; increased capacity and any other matter that may add to cumulative impact in the Town Centre Cumulative Impact Area. Whilst it does not specifically apply to Temporary Event Notices, the police and environmental health may take cognisance of the evidence within the assessment to reach a conclusion about a TEN within the area.

The Cumulative Impact Assessment will be subject to the same consultation period as the Statement of Licensing Policy. Therefore if you wish to make comment on it please do so in writing to the address below or by email on or before 8 January 2021.


Licensing service

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