Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Licensing Policy

Statutory Consultation of the Statement of Licensing Policy

The Licensing Act 2003 requires Medway Council to:

  • publish a Statement of Licensing Policy
  • keep it under review
  • make such revisions to it as it considers appropriate.

This policy sets out the criteria against which licensing decisions will be made.

The 4 licensing objectives at the heart of the policy are:

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • protection of public nuisance
  • protection of children from harm.

The current Statement of Licensing Policy was agreed by the council in April 2018.

It was produced following extensive consultation with:

  • licensees
  • businesses
  • residents
  • community groups
  • partner enforcing agencies.

The policy was approved and published in May 2018.

The Licensing Act requires that every authority must review its policy every 5 years.

A draft policy has been prepared and comments on it are invited. 

View the reviewed draft policy.

We invite you to comment on the draft policy before Friday 6 January 2023.

To comment, please email: