As part of their statutory duties, Bristol City Council are consulting on their Statement of Licensing Policy as well as the Cumulative Impact Assessment.
The policy, and CIA, sets out how the council will approach applications for venues that sell alcohol, provide regulated entertainment or late night refreshment.
In going out to consultation the council have said that it “wants the city to have a thriving night time economy which brings people and businesses to the area. At the same time the council must protect the rights of residents to be safe and to enjoy reasonable peace and quiet in their homes.”
The review will be of particular interest to anyone who currently operates, or is considering operating, a licensed venue within the city. Given that the policy will remain in force for the next 5 years, and that it will be another 3 years before the CIAs are reviewed again, it is critical that businesses engage with the process now.
The consultation is now open and runs until October 31 2019
It is anticipated that the new policy and CIAs will become effective in June/July 2020.
Should you wish to discuss the consultation, and how you can con tribute to this then please contact Ewen Macgregor on Ewen.Macgregor@gregglatchams.com.