Statement of Licensing Policy & Cumulative Impact Assessment - Licensing Act 2003 *Consultation*

One of the key functions of each Licensing Authority is to prepare and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy which sets out the basis upon which the Authority will make its licence application decisions. A major concern for Doncaster town centre is the "binge drinking" culture and it's impact on policing the night time economy and the town centre streets.

Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026 - Licensing Act 2003

Licensing Act 2003 - Review of Licensing Policy for Public Consultation

The duty to do this is contained within Section 5 Licensing Act 2003 which also provides for the Licensing Authority to keep it Policy Statement under review generally, but to determine its Policy at least every 5 years, including undertaking a period of statutory consultation. The five year period began on 7th January 2016 and we are therefore entering the Review Period. The revised Licensing Policy will replace the current policy on 7th January 2021.

In the interim the Authority has compared the re-issued Guidance under Section 182 of the Act with our existing policy statement and have made amendments to reflect the new statutory guidance and other change. These changes have now been incorporated into our draft policy statement.

We are now seeking to consult with everyone who could be affected by the working of the Act. The Policy Statement, in its final form, will have far reaching implications and it is important that business and residents contribute to its content. Please take the time to examine the document carefully as we would welcome your comments. Responses can be received by post or email:

2021 Statement of Licensing Policy - Licensing Act 2003 - Consultation Document V1
Download (1.27MB - PDF)

Please note that the closing date for comments is midnight on 30th April 2020

Cumulative Impact Assessment - Licensing Act 2003

Licensing Act 2003 - Cumulative Impact Assessment Public Consultation

The Doncaster Licensing Authority first adopted a Cumulative Impact Policy in January 2008 encompassing the 5 streets in the Doncaster Town Centre.

Following the consultation procedure the Licensing Authority adopted a Cumulative Impact Policy, for the following areas in Doncaster:

Area 1

Bradford Row
Cleveland Street
Hall Gate
High Street
Market Place
Priory Walk
Silver Street

Area 2 - Part of the Town Ward

Broxholme Lane
Christ Church Road
Copley Road
Highfield Road
Nether Hall Road

Area 3 - Bawtry Town Centre

Church Street
Grasswood Lane/Dower House Square
High Street
Market Place
Scot Lane
Swan Street
Wharf Street

As part of the review of the Councils Statement of Licensing Policy, we are carrying out a public consultation of the cumulative impact policy, the results of which will be used to create and publish a Cumulative Impact Assessment.

You are invited to submit evidence in favour of, or against, the existing cumulative impact areas shown above. You can do this by email or post (details below).

Please note that the consultation period ends at midnight on 30th April 2020


Postal Address: Licensing Department, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

Please include the heading 'consultation' in the subject line of your email or in the 'your ref' section of your letter.

Last updated: 01 April 2020 14:44:20