Consultations - Gambling Act 2005
Below is a list of the applications under the Gambling Act 2005 that are outstanding and other gambling licensing policy documents that Adur District or Worthing Borough Councils are currently consulting on or awaiting hearings.
All the applications and policy documents can be viewed in full at the Licensing Unit. All licensing hearings are held, in public, at the Adur Civic Centre or Worthing Town Hall, whichever is the appropriate authority, unless otherwise noted.
For new premises licence applications, and variation applications to existing licences, that receive relevant representations from 'Responsible Authorities' and/or an interested party, and mediation is unsuccessful or impractical, a hearing is required.
For a review of a premises licence a hearing must be held.
When considering an application under the Gambling Act 2005 the Licensing Authority, must have regard to the licensing objectives as set out in section 1 of the Gambling Act 2005. The three licensing objectives are:
- Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime
- Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
- Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or
exploited by gambling
The Licensing Authority when deciding an application will consider written representations regarding the above from:
- A person who lives sufficiently close to the premises to be likely to be affected by the authorised activities
- A person who has business interests that might be affected by the authorised activities
- A person who represents someone in any of the above two categories
All relevant representations received could become public documents and could be published in their entirety in any report that accompanies an application or policy consultation.
It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application made under the Gambling Act 2005.
Any person who desires to make objection to the said grant should set out, in writing, a brief statement of the grounds of his/her objection and send to The Licensing Unit, Adur & Worthing Councils, Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1HA
Or email: email@example.com
There are currently no Gambling Act 2005 applications outstanding in Adur
There are currently no Gambling Act 2005 policy documents outstanding in Adur
There are currently no Gambling Act 2005 applications outstanding in Worthing
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Page last updated: 04 May 2023