Moray Licensing Board - Licensing Policy Consultation(published
Overprovision is a concept that tries to determine whether there are too many licensed premises which could potentially be connected to alcohol related issues like antisocial behaviour, more serious crime and also adverse health effects. The licensing Board need to decide whether any area within Moray are over provided for in terms of licensed premises in general or licensed premises of a particular type e.g. on sales / off sales / pubs / supermarkets.
If a finding of overprovision is made then Moray Licensing Board can raise a presumption against new licences (either in general or of a particular type) being granted in any specific area. In order for the licensing board to make these decisions they would like to consult with the residents of Moray during April and May 2013 to gather their views prior to Moray Licensing Board making any adjustments in relation to Local Licensing Policy.
The consultation is available in hard copy from local libraries and access points and also online through http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LicensingPolicy or via www.moray.gov.uk and clicking into current consultations.
Chair of Moray Licensing Board, Ron Shepherd explained “this will be an opportunity for the public to comment on the future of licensing (premises) in Moray and how it can be shaped in the future, we welcome views and opinions on the wide range of topics contained within the consultation”.
The consultation will be available from 28th March, the closing dates are:
- Electronic – 31st May 2013-03-19
- Hard Copy – 27th May 2013
Moray Licensing Board will feedback the results of this consultation and how it will shape future Licensing Policy in November 2013.