The Licensing Act 2003 requires that licensing authorities publish a Statement of Licensing Policy which sets out how the council will administer its licensing functions under the Act. The Act requires the licensing authority to keep the policy under review and, in any event, must review the policy every three years.
The council has completed its review of its Statement of Licensing Policy, which sets out how the council administers its functions under the Licensing Act 2003.
A consultation process was undertaken that included writing to a number of bodies and individuals by means of public advertisement in local newspapers and by accessing the council's website. As a result of that process, the Licensing Policy was updated taking into account the relevant comments received and having regard to the revised guidance issued by the Government in March 2010.
On 23 November 2010, the full council formally adopted the revised Licensing Policy for implementation on 7 January 2011, which is available to view below.
Statement of Licensing Policy 2011 (PDF 128kb)
Alternatively, copies can be obtained from the Licensing Section, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Pontllanfraith House, Pontllanfraith Blackwood NP12 2YW.