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Home > Business > Licensing > Alcohol and Entertainment Establishments > Statement of Licensing Policy

Statement of Licensing Policy

As per the Licensing Act 2003, the licensing authorities of both district Councils have to produce a Statement of Licensing Policy.

The purpose of this policy is to inform everybody of the boundaries within which each licensing authority operates.

The policies:

  • explain how both district Councils will make their licensing decisions
  • advise on the legislative framework

The policies were approved by Full Council:

  • For Babergh District Council on 24 November 2020
  • For Mid Suffolk District Council on 26 November 2020

Both policies take effect from 7 January 2021, for a period of five years (unless revisions are needed sooner).

Statement of Licensing Policy (Babergh District) 2021-2026

Statement of Licensing Policy (Mid Suffolk District) 2021-2026

These policies refer to a multi-agency enforcement concordat (agreement) and protocol which is available separately.

If you have any concerns that a premises is unlicensed, or breaching the terms and conditions of a licence, please contact the Licensing Team.  

Serious matters such as crime, disorder or anti-social behaviour should be reported to the police.