Buckinghamshire Council launches licensing policy consultation

Buckinghamshire Council is seeking views on a new draft licensing Policy, which explains the Council’s approach to making decisions about licences.

The Policy is important for businesses such as pubs, shops, restaurants and nightclubs – but also for members of the wider community such as residents, community groups and responsible authorities who may be impacted by, or have an interest in, licensing decisions.

The Policy reflects feedback Buckinghamshire Council received in their recent survey with key stakeholders, which included the licensed trade, representatives of Buckinghamshire residents and responsible authorities such as the police and fire service. It also includes items that reflect the Council’s core objectives of strengthening communities, improving the environment, protecting the vulnerable and increasing prosperity.

Nick Naylor, Cabinet Member for Housing, Homelessness and Regulatory Services, said:

“We welcome your views to help shape future policy decisions in this important area. To find out more and to complete the survey, please go to: https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/communities/licensingpolicy2021

“The online survey just takes a few minutes to complete, and responses can be submitted up until Sunday 26 September.”