Consultation on Lewes District Council licensing and gambling policies

  • Latest update: This consultation closed on Monday 20 September 2021.

Lewes District Council is looking to amend two of its current licensing policies: the Statement of Licensing Policy, and the Gambling Statement of Principles. 

The Licensing Act 2003 requires Licensing Authorities to prepare and publish a policy for their area for a period of five years. The Statement is regarded as a local framework for decision making when considering licensing applications. Lewes District Council is proposing three changes to its current Statement of Licensing Policy, relating to:

  • setting an end time limit for use of outdoor drinking areas  

  • the hours of sale of alcohol by shops, stores and supermarkets, and 
  • requirement to use a particular newspaper for licensing adverts. 

The Gambling Act 2005 requires Licensing Authorities to prepare and publish a Statement of Gambling Principles for their area, covering a period of three year. The current Statement of Gambling Principles for Lewes District Council is being reviewed in readiness for re-adoption in January 2022. The Council are currently considering an amendment to the procedure for obtaining a permit for three or more Gaming Machines in Alcohol Licensed Premises.