Licensing Policy

Consultation on the revision of Exeter City Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy

The Licensing Act 2003 introduced significant changes to the Licensing Law in England and Wales. The report available to download below refers to one of the main provisions of the Act, the Licensing Act Policy Statement [the Policy] and the requirements enshrined in the legislation with regard to the need to review it.

Local Authorities are required to develop and adopt a Policy in consultation with a number of prescribed bodies every three years. There is an additional requirement on the Licensing Authority to consult those bodies again if new proposals are intended to be included.

In line with good practise it is proposed to conduct a widespread consultation with a number of prescribed bodies and interested parties.

The responses to the consultation will need to be brought back to a subsequent Licensing Committee for them to consider any amendments or variations that may have been suggested during the consultation.

View the policy

Please download the Draft Licensing Policy July 2019 - you have until 23 October 2019 to respond to us with your views and comments on the newly revised policy.

You can also view the draft conditions guidelines, and cumulative impact area assessment documents.

Have your say

Please send us your comments or views by email, or letter to:


Licensing Team, Exeter City Council
Civic Centre
Paris Street

Thank you for taking the time to help inform this very important consultation.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 2 August 2019