Statement of Licensing Policy

This ‘Licensing Statement’ has been prepared in accordance with the provisions  of the 2003 Act and the Guidance issued by the Home Office under Section 182  of the Act.

For the purposes of this ‘Statement of Licensing Policy’, the licensing authority 
under the Licensing Act 2003 (the 2003 Act) is the London Borough of Croydon 
(the Council) and is responsible for granting premises licences, club premises 
certificates, temporary events notices and personal licences in the Borough in 
respect of the sale and/or supply of alcohol and the provision of Regulated 
Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment.

The 2003 Act requires that the Council carries out its various licensing functions 
so as to promote the following four licensing objectives:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

The 2003 Act further requires that the Council publishes a ‘Licensing Statement’ 
that sets out the policies the Council will generally apply to promote the licensing 
objectives when making decisions on applications made under the Act.

Download the Statement of Licensing Policy 2023 to 2028 (PDF, 3.2MB)