Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 28th November, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Elaine Tibble  01305 224202 Email:


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11 October 2023.


Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their disclosure councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.


If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.


Public Participation

Representatives of town or parish councils and members of the public who live, work, or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area are welcome to submit either 1 question or 1 statement for each meeting.  You are welcome to attend the meeting in person or via MS Teams to read out your question and to receive the response.   If you submit a statement for the committee this will be circulated to all members of the committee in advance of the meeting as a supplement to the agenda and appended to the minutes for the formal record but will not be read out at the meeting.


The first 8 questions and the first 8 statements received from members of the public or organisations for each meeting will be accepted on a first come first served basis in accordance with the deadline set out below.


For further information read Public Participation - Dorset Council

All submissions must be emailed in full to by 8.30am on Thursday 23rd November 2023

When submitting your question or statement please note that:


When submitting your question or statement please note that:

· You can submit 1 question or 1 statement.

· A question may include a short pre-amble to set the context.

· It must be a single question and any sub-divided questions will not be permitted.

· Each question will consist of no more than 450 words, and you will be given up to 3 minutes to present your question.

· When submitting a question please indicate who the question is for (e.g., the name of the committee or Portfolio Holder)

· Include your name, address, and contact details.  Only your name will be published but we may need your other details to contact you about your question or statement in advance of the meeting.

· Questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda.

· All questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting. 


Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy 2024-2027 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

The Council, as Licensing Authority under the Gambling Act 2005, is required to publish a Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy at least every three years. The purpose of the policy statement is to define how the Council will exercise its responsibilities under the Act. The revised policy has been published, in draft format, for a period of public consultation and the Committee is requested to review the responses received during the consultation and consider the proposed amendments to the policy.


Additional documents:


Statement of Licensing Policy - review of Cumulative Impact Area pdf icon PDF 178 KB

The Council, as Licensing Authority under the Licensing Act 2003, is required to publish a Statement of Licensing Policy at least every five years. The purpose of the policy statement is to define how the Council will exercise its responsibilities under the Act. The Statutory Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 advises however that any Cumulative Impact Area(s) contained within the policy are reviewed, as a minimum every three years.  The Statement of Licensing Policy contains one Cumulative Impact Area in Weymouth Town Centre.


Officers have conducted a public consultation regarding the retention of the Cumulative Impact Area, with the results of the consultation being attached as part of this report for consideration by the Licensing Committee and a recommendation made to Full Council. Officers have also reviewed the evidence base for the Weymouth Cumulative Impact Area and a report is attached for consideration by the Committee. The report formed part of the public consultation.


Additional documents:


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended). The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.  


There are no exempt items scheduled for this meeting.