Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment Policy Review


1. Introduction

Under the Licensing Act 2003 each Licensing Authority is required to publish a Statement of Licensing Policy every five years. The Statement of Licensing Policy sets out the Council’s policy for licensing and regulating businesses where there is the sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and late night refreshments. This normally covers businesses such as pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels, off licenses and late night food takeaways. The last full policy review took place in 2013 and came into effect 1 August 2015. The next Statement of Licensing Policy will come into effect in 2020.

Bristol City Council is therefore reviewing its Statement of Licensing Policy 2020-2025 for Bristol. As part of this, the Council is inviting people to give their views on alcohol and late night licensing in Bristol. Bristol City Council 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 Bristol City Council statement of Licensing Policy 2020-2025 helps determine how it can achieve this.

This survey will ask questions on a number of areas:

  • General questions on the night time economy
  • Cumulative Impact Areas
  • The Statement of Licensing Policy, and
  • Model Operating Schedules contained within the policy.

After the first question respondents are free to skip any section of the survey.

View the current Statement of Licensing Policy.  

View the draft Statement of Licensing Policy.