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Consultation on licensing and gambling policies

Eastbourne Borough Council has launched a six-week public consultation on two key policies that cover licensing and gambling.

The council is proposing various changes to its current licensing policy, specifically the cumulative impact assessment and whether to replace it with new principles that would apply when new licence applications are made. These "new principles" would be be applied to applications anywhere in the borough.

Cumulative impact assessments apply in areas where a concentration of licensed premises may together impact on crime and disorder. The authority is also asking for views about the procedure for obtaining a permit for three or more gaming machines in licensed premises.

Councillor Robin Maxted, Chair of Licensing, said: "The issues being consulted on are often the subject of letters and emails I receive from residents, particularly for people living close to areas where there are pubs, restaurants and other venues that are part of the night time economy. This consultation deals with many of those issues and so I hope as many people as possible take part."

Residents can take part in the consultation by visiting: 

Consultation on Eastbourne Borough Council licensing and gambling policies

You can also contact Customer First to request the consultation information in a different language or format, such as paper copy. The closing date for responses is Monday 20 September at 5pm.