Licensing Service: Gambling Licensing Policy Statement 2022-2025

Closed 10 Sep 2021

Opened 19 Jul 2021


The Council is reviewing its Gambling Licensing Policy Statement under Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005.

Our Statement of Gambling Policy is a document we must produce by law. It sets out our approach to gambling licensing in the Borough of Rochdale.  It gives guidance to licence holders, applicants and people who may comment on licence applications of our policies and expectations. We are legally obliged to have regard to our Statement of Gambling Policy when we make decisions on licence applications or reviews.

This year the 10 Greater Manchester Licensing Authorities have agreed to take a common approach to refreshing their gambling policies; and so our draft statement reflects the principles to be adopted across the region.

Consultation is open on the draft policy.

Should you have any comments on the draft policy, please send them in writing no later than 5pm on 10 September 2021.

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

Rochdale Borough Council

Licensing Service

Floor 3, Number One Riverside,

Smith Street, Rochdale,

OL16 1XU


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