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Review of our statement of licensing policy

As the licensing authority under the Licensing Act 2003, Norwich City Council is required to have a statement of licensing policy. The policy is being reviewed and is now open for public consultation.

The Licensing Act 2003 regulates sales of alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment. The licensing policy sets out how we deliver the licensing functions here in Norwich, ensuring a safe environment for users of licensed premises, operators and the local community.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and legislative changes, the draft policy proposes to remove the cumulative impact policy.

Draft policy for consultation

How to comment

We welcome your comments on the draft policy document. The consultation period begins on Monday 8 February 2021 and ends on Sunday 2 May 2021.

Have your say by emailing your comments to or they can be sent to Licensing Team, Norwich City Council, St Peters Street, Norwich NR2 1NH. 

All comments should state your name and / or the organisation you represent. Please note that any comments received will form part of a publicly available document for consideration through the policy adoption process. Once the consultation is closed, further information will be available on the Norwich City Council website.

Data protection/privacy notice

The information you provide in this survey will be used as part of the decision making process to implement the statutory statement of licensing policy.

This will help the council make decisions about how the licensing functions will be applied in the Norwich City Council area.

Personal data will be kept private and confidential and will not be passed to third parties.

If contact or other personal details have been provided these will be retained for six years.

See our Privacy Policy for more information on how we process your data.