Review of Statement of Licensing Policy consultation

Why are we doing this?

Licensing Act 2003 - Statement of Licensing Policy review

As a licensing authority we are responsible for licensing premises within our County that provide the sale of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the sale of hot food and/or hot (non-alcoholic) drinks after 23:00 hrs.

Premises such as pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, together with late night takeaways all require licensing in some form.

We are required to produce a Statement of Licensing Policy setting out the approach to licensing in our County.

This policy provides clear guidance on the legal requirements and expectations of the council; to licence holders, applicants, and residents.

There are four licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003, which are:

  1. prevention of crime and disorder.
  2. public safety.
  3. prevention of public nuisance.
  4. protection of children from harm

We can only have regard to matters that relate to one or more of the licensing objectives listed above when determining our Statement of Licensing Policy


What do we want to know?


Review of Statement of Licensing Policy consultation

We are seeking views from local businesses, local residents, and responsible authorities on our draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2022-2027.

Copies of the documents are available to download at the bottom of this web page. Hard copies will also be available in local libraries during their usual opening hours.

The consultation will run from 18 July 2022 to 26 August 2022.

All responses must include your name and contact details, as anonymous responses will not be considered.

If you wish to comment on the draft policy you can do so in one of the following ways:

All responses must be received by 5pm on 26 August 2022. 

Location: Denbighshire County Council

  • Start date 18 July 2022
  • End date 26 August 2022
  • Methods Consultation Document
  • Supplier Denbighshire County Council

What we found out

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What difference has it made?


Department/ service area:

Planning, Public Protection and Countryside Services

Full address:

County Hall
Wynnstay Road
LL15 1YN


Licensing Team

Contact numbers:

Phone:01824 706342