Under the Gambling Act 2005, the Council is required to carry out its functions with a view to promoting three licensing principles. These are:
The Council’s Licensing Authority is required to adopt a policy document, referred to as a Statement of Licensing Principles, setting out the basic principles of its approach to dealing with applications for licences and permits under the Act.
Bradford Council has adopted a Statement of Licensing Principles for the district, which aims to ensure fairness and consistency within the licensing regime. A copy of the policy document is available on this page.