Licensing Act 2003: Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026

Closed 11 Sep 2020

Opened 20 Jul 2020


We are reviewing our Statement of Licensing Policy under Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003.

The Statement details the policy considerations to be applied in response to licence applications for the sale and supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment and will form the basis of licensing decisions taken by the Council in its capacity as the ‘Licensing Authority’.  

Consultation is open on the updated proposed policy (2021-2026). The changes to the policy are highlighted in red.

Please send us your comments in writing regarding the proposed policy, no later than 5pm on Friday 11 September 2020.

Responses to the consultation should be sent by email to or by post to:

Rochdale Borough Council Licensing Section 

Floor 3, Number One Riverside,

Smith Street, Rochdale,

OL16 1XU


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