What is the Licensing Act 2003?

Statement Of Licensing Policy - Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 requires each licensing authority to produce and publish a policy regarding how it will carry out its functions under the Act.

Licensing Policy [PDF, 0.2MB]

We act as the licensing authority for the district.

Our Licensing Policy explains how we, acting as the Licensing Authority, intend to promote the Licensing Objectives in the district.

We must act in a way that promotes the Licensing Objectives.

Our objectives

  • Prevention of public nuisance
  • Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • Protecting children from harm

Policy purpose

  • To inform applicants of the way in which the Licensing Authority will make licensing decisions and how licensed premises are likely to be permitted to operate.
  • To inform residents and businesses of the way in which the Licensing Authority will make licensing decisions and how their needs and concerns will be dealt with.

It is important to be aware that the licensing policy only becomes relevant to the consideration of an application if the Licensing Authority receives representations from objectors or responsible authorities.

Where no representations are received, applications are only subject to the provisions of the Act and statutory guidance, and have to be granted in the terms sought by the applicant, with the imposition of relevant mandatory conditions and conditions set out in the operating schedule.

The Statement of Licensing Policy was adopted by us on 23rd November 2013, with effect from 7th January 2014. This policy was reviewed and re-published on 7th January 2014.

Why are we asking for your personal information?

We require your personal data to enable us to comply with a legal obligation and enable us to review your application to be provided with the requested licence.
There are laws in place, Licensing Act 2003, that tell us what information we have to collect and keep. We may automate decisions and will inform you if we have done this as soon as reasonably practicable and provide you with access to our Data Protection Policy.

You hold the following rights with regard to the personal data you provide us:

  • Right to Access – You have the right to access (receive a copy) of your personal data and supplementary information.
  • Right to Rectification – You have the right to have any inaccurate or incomplete personal data rectified
  • Right to Restriction – You have the right to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data in situations where it is inaccurate, unlawful, and no longer needed for the purposes for which it was originally collected, or if a withdrawal of consent has been made.

Sharing your information

We may share your personal data with Local Partner Authorities, Police, Legal, Courts, Internal/External audit, Disclosure and Barring Service, HM Revenue & Customs, Statutory responsible authorities as required. We may process the information you provide to prevent and detect fraud in any of our systems and may supply information to government agencies, credit reference agencies, audit or other external bodies for such purposes. We participate in the Governments National Fraud Initiative.

If any of the information we have about you is incorrect, please tell us, we are reliant on you assisting us to keep your information accurate and up to date.

Retention of your personal information

We only keep your information as long as necessary, for some items this will be dictated by law. You can find out more by looking at the Councils Retention Policy on the website. We do not routinely process any information about you outside the UK. We will not transfer your personal data outside of the EU. South Cambridgeshire District Council is a registered Data Controller with the Information Commissioners Office.

You can find out more about how we handle your data by visiting our Privacy Notice page.

If you have a query regarding your rights please contact the Data Protection Officer who can be contacted by emailing infogov@3csharedservices.org or you can write to us and mark your letter for the attention of the Data Protection Officer.

Alternatively you can call 07864 604221 or 01954 713318. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) should you believe any part of this statement to be unlawful.

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