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Publication of Statement of Policy 2022-2025

The Gambling Act 2005 (the 'Act') requires Chichester District Council, as a Licensing Authority, to prepare and publish at least every three years a statement of licensing principles that it proposes to apply in exercising its various functions under the Act, commonly known as a 'Statement of Policy' (the 'policy').  Our current policy will expire on 31st January 2022 and therefore it has been necessary to prepare and consult upon a revised policy.

The revised policy has been the subject of extensive consultation, with particular emphasis on those who represent the business interests of persons carrying on gambling businesses within the Chichester District, as well as those who represent the interests of persons who are likely to be affected by the exercise of the Licensing Authority's functions under the Act.

A ten week consultation period during which comments were invited concluded on 5 September 2021 and we carefully considered all responses received. Our proposed policy for 2022 - 2025 was presented to council on the 23 November 2021 and was formally approved.

The new policy will take immediate effect on 1 February 2022 and will be used to consider applications until 31 January 2025.

A copy of the policy is available to view: Statement of Policy 2022 - 2025 (PDF) [465KB]

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