Licensing Policy Consultation

Closed 12 Jan 2018

Opened 6 Nov 2017

Results updated 28 Mar 2018



The Licensing Act 2003 requires that the Council review the Licensing Policy at least every five years, consulting the public on a draft Licensing Policy and making revisions to the policy as appropriate.

The proposed policy is made up of five key proposals:

  • Changes to the Special Policy Areas (SPAs), including extension of the Shoreditch SPA boundary and simplification of the Dalston SPA policy
  • New general principles for applicants
  • New core hours policy
  • New policy on ‘off’ sales, the supply of alcohol for consumption off the premises
  • New policy on outdoor activities

To find out more about the proposals please read the consultation summary and the Draft Statement of Licensing Policy. Please read the documents carefully before completing the questionnaire by Friday 12 January 2018.

As part of the consultation process, we will be hosting an information event at Hackney House on Wednesday 22 November. Please find event details and register to attend here


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Understanding views