In line with Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005, we prepared and approved a statement of the principles we propose to apply in exercising our functions under the act.

In line with the Gambling Act 2005 (Licensing Authority Policy Statement) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, notice is now given that the statement was approved by us on 19 July 2018 and will come into effect on 31 January 2019.

Download the notice. You can also view the notice in the reception area of Medway Council’s Gun Wharf building, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR.


We do not have any current consultations.

Statement of Licensing Policy

The Licensing Act 2003 requires us, as the Licensing Authority, to determine and publish our Statement of Licensing Policy at least every five years, to keep it under review and make such revisions to it, as considered appropriate. The policy has several aims and sets out how we approach our licensing responsibilities and aims to promote the four licensing objectives under the Licensing Act 2003.