The Gambling Act 2005 requires Eastbourne Borough Council to publish a statement of the principles which it proposes to apply when exercising licensing functions under the Act. It also gives weight to the views of the consultees, who are listed in the Statement.
Download Gambling Policy Document
You can download our draft 2012 revised Gambling Policy Statement of Principles in PDF format below, together with our previous Statement of Principles for 2010-2013. The revised policy was open for consultation from Monday 1 October 2012 until Monday 24 December 2012.
This Policy Statement has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 and Guidance issued to Licensing Authorities by the Gambling Commission.
Scope of the Policy Statement
In summary the scope of the Policy Statement covers:
Avoidance of unnecessary duplication or inefficiencies by properly separating the planning, licensing and gambling regimes in force
Demand for gaming premises
Principles to be applied in exercising functions under Part 15 of the Act, regarding the inspection of premises, and the powers under Section 346 of the Act to institute criminal proceedings
Principles to be applied to determine whether a person is an interested party in relation to the application for or in respect of a premises licence
Eastbourne Borough Council, as the Licensing Authority, must carry out its functions with a view to promoting the gambling objectives, and as such, these objectives provide a framework for the Policy Statement.