Decision details

Gambling Licensing Policy Statement 2022-2025

Decision Maker: Planning and Licensing Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider the revised policy which sets out the principles and approach that will be taken when exercising functions under the Gambling Act 2005


Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability / Director of Neighbourhoods setting out responses to consultation and revisions to the draft Gambling Licensing Policy Statement 2022- 2025.


Alternatives considered

The Gambling Act 2005 places a statutory duty on local authorities to prepare and publish a Gambling Licensing Policy Statement. The Council would be in breach of its statutory duty if it was to take any other action



That the proposed amendments to the draft policy in response to the consultation feedback be noted; and that the revised Gambling Licensing Policy Statement 2022- 2025 be approved by Cabinet on 23 November 2021 for adoption by full Council on 15 December 2021.


Reason for resolution

The ten Greater Manchester Licensing Authorities have agreed to take a common approach to refreshing their Gambling Licensing policies and so the draft policy reflects the principles to be adopted across the region.

Report author: Nicola Rogers

Publication date: 24/12/2021

Date of decision: 23/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

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