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Posted By: The Shambles
15-Sep-04 - 05:36 AM
Thread Name: A little more news on Licensing
Subject: RE: A little more news on Licensing
I am a little confused: I am getting the impression that there is the Licensing Policy that is subject to this public consultation and other policies etc it would appear, that are not?

The reference in 5.18 of the DCMS guidance is to 'their [The licensing Authority] policy on enforcement. < Is this different to the Licensing Policy?

My local policy 4. Rules of Procedure 4.1 states The Council has published separate guidance on the procedure to be followed by applicants and *objectors". These are called the 'Rules of Procedure' and should be read in conjuction with this Statement of Licensing Policy. [not supplied] *[It uses this term even though under TEMININOLOGY- it states that the Act does not use the term "objections"]

And 3. Consultation 3.4 An internal consultation protocol has been approved by the Council to achieve consistency in its handling of representations from Council officers in relation to both the Statement of Licensing Policy and application under the Act. This protocol can be viewed by any person upon request.

Not too sure if these references are to the same thing or two different 'policies' but these do not seem to be open to public consultation??

A quick look at Harlow's Draft - contained a reference to an 'enforcement policy' - and the site linked to this - but I could not find it!