Licensing Policies

Privacy notice and data retention policy

In fulfilling its statutory duties the Licensing Authority handles large amounts of personal data, and to a lesser extent sensitive personal data. The document below is the Licensing Authorities privacy and data retention policy. 

Enforcement Policy

Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Principles 2019

Every 3 years, the Licensing Authority is required to consult and publish a Statement of Principles relating to the carrying out of its functions under the Gambling Act 2005.

In accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 and Gambling Commission Guidance to Local Authorities, East Cambridgeshire District Council reviewed its Statement of Principles relating to the Gambling Act 2005 in 2018. The revised statement was adopted by Full Council on 18 October 2018 following a period of consultation, and this was published in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 on 10 November 2018. The new policy took effect on 31 January 2019. 

Licensing Act 2003 - Statement of Licensing Policy

Every 5 years the Licensing Authority is required to consult and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy relating to the carrying out of its functions under the Licensing Act 2003.

In accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 East Cambridgeshire District Council has reviewed its Statement of Licensing Policy to come into effect on 7 January 2016. Public consultation on the revised Statement of Licensing Policy took place from 16 July 2015 to 27 August 2015. The revised Statement of Licensing Policy was adopted by Full Council on 22 October 2015, and was published on 10 November 2015.

Licensing Act 2003 - Statement of Licensing Policy 2021 - Currently under consultation

In accordance with section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003 the Licensing Authority has reviewed its Statement of Licensing Policy which is due to expire on 6th January 2021 and this document is now currently the subject of a period of formal consultation. This period expires at 5pm on Friday 14th August 2020. The link to the document can be found below.

Should you wish to comment on the proposed policy please do so by the closing date and time by the following methods:

Email: licensing@eastcambs.gov.uk

Post: Licensing Authority, East Cambs District Council, Nutholt Lane, Ely, CB74EE.

Although postal comments will be accepted, due to the on-going Covid 19 measures being taken by the Council, electronically submitted comments would be preferred. 

All comments received will be considered by Members of the Licensing Committee on Wednesday 9th September 2020. 

Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 - Statement of Licensing Policy

Charity collections - Statements of Licensing Policy

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 - Statement of Licensing Policy and Guidance for Applicants

Street Trading - Statement of Licensing Policy

Sex Establishments - Statement of Licensing Policy