Statement of Licensing Policy
The East Lothian Licensing Board Statement of Licensing Policy 2018 - 20123
The new policy came into force on 1st November 2018. Here is a link to the policy
Statement of Licensing Policy 2018 - 2023
The policy includes the following:
- Guidance on planning for local public events
- Promotion of the Licensing Objectives
- BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) policy
- Notification to the Police and LSO of 18th and 21st birthday parties
- Minimum Unit Pricing
- General Extension to Licensed hours in respect of the festive period, now set for each year.
- Provisional/ Premises Licence and Major Variation applications requirement to complete a Supplementary Information form.
- Occasional Licence application - requirement to complete the application and attached Supplementary Information form.
- Presumption against granting occasional licences in respect of events predominantly organised for children unless the applicant can justify to the Board why an alcohol is required.
- New Overprovision statement.
- Guidance provided on making applications for new licences; a pro-forma form and notes on lodging objections or representations; guidance on attending Board hearings; guidance and form to use to apply for a review of a premises licence.
- Annual Fees - those who fail to pay their mandatory annual fee on or before the due date of 1st October each year will be called to a review of their premises licence at the October Board meeting.
- New information on miscellaneous topics, including notification required when premises are to close and cease trading; dissolved companies or sole traders and the need to transfer the premises licence within 28 days; Guidance of deliveries of alcohol to customers; Layout Plan requirements; Security of stock; Smoking and Outdoor drinking areas.
- The appendices include interesting data and statistics.