Current Consultations

Cumulative Impact Review

As part of the periodic review of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy, the Council are also reviewing their Special policy on Cumulative Impact.

The Council has included a Special Policy on Cumulative Impact within its Statement of Licensing Policy (which can be seen on page 25) since 2005.

Cumulative Impact is the potential impact on the promotion of the licensing objectives of a number of licensed premises concentrated in one area.

Whilst this Special Policy on Cumulative Impact does not limit the number of premises licensed issued in the City Centre, it does require any new businesses applying for a licence to demonstrate how they will ensure that their premises will not add to any existing issues in the City Centre, should a licence be granted.

Following recent changes in licensing law the Council must consider whether it is now necessary to undertake a Cumulative Impact Assessment. 

Should you wish to have your say on this policy please take the time to complete this short questionnaire 

Complete the Cumulative Impact Review Survey

If you would like a paper copy of the questionnaire please contact enquiries@worcsregservices.gov.uk

This questionnaire will remain open until Tuesday 28th May 2019 and all comments received will be considered by the Licensing Committee.

Have your say on the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy

Worcester City Council is currently conducting a periodic review of its statement of licensing policy under section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003.  The policy statement sets out how the Council will approach its functions as a licensing authority under the Act.

Before determining and publishing its policy for the next five year period, the Council is required to consult with:

  1. the chief officer of police for the licensing authority’s area
  2. the fire and rescue authority for that area
  3. such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of premises licences issued by that authority,
  4. such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of club premises certificates issued by that authority,
  5. such persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of holders of personal licences issued by that authority, and
  6. such other persons as the licensing authority considers to be representative of businesses and residents in its area.

A draft revised statement of licensing policy has been produced and can be downloaded from this page.

Draft Revised Statement of Licensing Policy 2019 - 2024

The draft revised policy has been updated to reflect changes to the law and guidance since the existing statement of policy came into effect in 2014.  The changes between the draft revised version and the existing statement of licensing policy are shown with the use of red text. 

Please note that the Council’s special policy on Cumulative Impact although referred to in the draft revised statement of licensing policy, is subject to a separate consultation which is due to take place shortly.

Comments on the draft revised statement of licensing policy can be sent by email to enquiries@worcsregservices.gov.uk or posted to:

Worcester Licensing Policy Consultation
Worcestershire Regulatory Services

Wyre Forest House
Finepoint Way
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY11 7WF

The consultation will remain open for comments until Friday 24 May 2019 and all comments received will be considered by the Council before the publication of a new Statement of Licensing Policy.

Past consultation results