Consultations - Gambling Act 2005

Introduction

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.

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Applications - Adur

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, Portland House, Richmond Road, Worthing, BN11 1HS

Or email: licensing.unit@adur-worthing.gov.uk

Ladbrokes - North Road, Lancing

An application for a new Betting Premises Licence for a new proposed Ladbrokes betting shop to be situated at 40 North Road, Lancing, BN15 9AA.

Should this licence be granted Ladbrokes will surrender their two licences at: 48/50 North Road & 20 South Street, Lancing, once the unit is fitted and ready to trade.

Applicant: Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Ltd.

Consultation Closed: Wednesday 17th November 2021

Committee Hearing: Cancelled - not required

No relevant representation was received from members of the public or the responsible authorities. As a result the application was granted as applied for as per the terms of the Gambling Act 2005.

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Policy - Adur

Re: Gambling Act 2005: Policy Review 2021

The Gambling Act 2005 regulates how gambling industry operates. The Gambling Commission is responsible for the majority of the administration and enforcement of the act and is responsible for the issuing of operating and personal licences. However, a number of responsibilities have been placed on Local Licensing Authorities specifically around premises licences, gaming permits and local lotteries.

Adur District Council is obliged, under the terms of the Gambling Act 2005, to publish its policy with respect to the exercise of its gambling licensing functions and re-examine its policy at least every three years. The council's current policy in now being reviewed. As part of the review the Council has completed public, responsible authority & stakeholder consultation on a draft ‘Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy’.

The draft of the policy can be found below. All proposed changes from the current policy are highlighted in orange. The policy contains the minimum of amendments and no changes to the intent or direction of the policy are included. 

The four week public, trade and authority consultation on the daft policy closed on 29th October 2021 and the Council would like to thank all those that have contributed. The results will now be compiled for presentation to the Licensing Committee for consideration. The dates of the Committee meetings will be announced in due course.

PDF FileAdur District Council's Draft Statement of Gambling Policy - Sept 2021 (1,038KB)

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Applications - Worthing

  • There are currently no Gambling Act 2005 applications outstanding in Worthing

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Policy - Worthing

Re: Gambling Act 2005: Policy Review 2021

The Gambling Act 2005 regulates how gambling industry operates. The Gambling Commission is responsible for the majority of the administration and enforcement of the act and is responsible for the issuing of operating and personal licences. However, a number of responsibilities have been placed on Local Licensing Authorities specifically around premises licences, gaming permits and local lotteries.

Worthing Borough Council is obliged, under the terms of the Gambling Act 2005, to publish its policy with respect to the exercise of its gambling licensing functions and re-examine its policy at least every three years. The council's current policy is now being reviewed. As part of the review the Council has completed public, responsible authority & stakeholder consultation on a draft ‘Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy’.

A draft copy of the policy can be found below. All proposed changes from the current policy are highlighted in orange. The policy contains the minimum of amendments and no changes to the intent or direction of the policy are included.

The four week public, trade and authority consultation on the daft policy closed on 29th October 2021 and the Council would like to thank all those that have contributed. The results will now be compiled for presentation to the respective Licensing Committee for consideration. The dates of the Committee meetings will be announced in due course.

PDF FileWorthing Borough Council's Draft Gambling Policy - Sept 2021 (1,783KB)

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Page last updated: 30 November 2021

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