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.
New Betting Premises Licence at:
An application for a new betting premises licence for a betting shop to be known as 'Ladbrokes'. The proposed betting shop is to be situated at 35-37 High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5DD.
The application sought:
- a Betting (Other) premises licence under section 159 of the Gambling Act 2005.
Please note: that should this licence be granted the operator proposes to close its current licensed premises at:
- Ladbrokes, 43 High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
- Ladbrokes, 23 Brunswick Road, Shoreham-by-Sea
Licence holder and applicant: Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Ltd.
Consultation closes: Thursday 15 October 2020
Committee Hearing: To be announced if 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.
Re: Gambling Act 2005: Policy Review
The Gambling Act 2005 governs how gambling industry operates. The Gambling Commission is responsible for the majority of the administration and enforcement of the act and the issuing of Operator & Personal Licences. However, a number of responsibilities are placed on Local Licensing Authorities including the licensing of premises, the issuing of gaming permits and administering local lotteries.
Under the act the Licensing Authority, Adur District Council, is obliged to publish its policy with respect to the exercise of its licensing functions and re-examine that policy at least every three years and a comprehensive consultation of authorities, stakeholders, voluntary organisations and public on an updated policy was carried out between 15th February and 15th March 2019. The Council would like to thank all those that took the time to contribute.
The Councils reviewed Gambling Policy was adopted on 31 October 2019 and is scheduled to be reviewed again in 2022.
- There are currently no Gambling Act 2005 applications outstanding in Worthing
Re: Gambling Act 2005: Policy Review
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.
Under the act the Licensing Authority, Worthing Borough Council, is obliged to publish its policy with respect to the exercise of its licensing functions and re-examine that policy at least every three years or when considered necessary. An updated draft policy was the subject of a comprehensive consultation process involving the authorities, stakeholders and public between 15th February and 15th March 2019. The Council would like to thank all those that took the time to respond.
The Council adopted the reviewed Gambling Policy on 22 October 2019. It is scheduled to be reviewed again in 2022.
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Page last updated: 16 March 2021