Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment Policy Review

Closed 14 Nov 2019

Opened 1 Aug 2019

Results expected 17 Mar 2020

Feedback expected 17 Mar 2020


Bristol City Council is reviewing its Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment Policy. These set out the council’s policy for licensing and regulating businesses where there is the sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and late night refreshment. This normally covers businesses such as pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels, off licenses and late night food takeaways.

Why your views matter

Under the Licensing Act 2003 each Licensing Authority is required to publish a Statement of Licensing Policy every five years, and a Cumulative Impact Assessment Policy every three years. As part of this, the council is inviting people to give their views on alcohol and late night licensing in Bristol.

Bristol City Council wants the city to have a thriving night time economy which brings people and businesses to the area. At the same time the council must protect the rights of residents to be safe and to enjoy reasonable peace and quiet in their homes.

You can view the Draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2020, Draft Model Operating Schedules and Draft Cumulative Impact Assessment Policy by clicking the links at the bottom of this page. These documents will also be available to view within the consultation. 


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