Licensing

Policies

Licensing Policies

Below is a list of all the current council licensing policies. To view or download any of the documents, click any of the links in the list.

Comments on the policies or their implementation can be made to us by email, by post or phone by using the details in the 'Contact' tab above.

Regulatory Services Enforcement Policy (PDF, 159.12KB, 8 pages).

  • This policy applies to all the legislation enforced by officers with delegated enforcement powers employed by Regulatory Services and is also adopted by the Environment Officers in the economy and environment directorate.

Policy on the Relevance of Convictions (PDF, 221KB, 8 pages).

  • This policy has been adopted after considering the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (LGMPA), and the Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907, which provide the Isle of Wight Council (the “Council”) with the powers to carry out licensing functions in respect of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles, drivers and operators, and persons in charge of, or navigating licensed pleasure boats.

Licensing Act 2003 (PDF, 3.86Mb, 24 pages).

  • The current statement of licensing policy was adopted by the Isle of Wight Council on 15 January 2014.  This policy will be used by the licensing authority to assist them in the determination of licensing applications, variations and reviews made under the Licensing Act 2003. 

Gambling Act 2005 (PDF, 321.37Mb, 20 pages).

  • The current statement of licensing principles was adopted by the Isle of Wight Council on 16 January 2013. This document sets out the Isle of Wight Council’s policy, in respect of its licensing functions under the Gambling Act 2005. The policy will be reviewed every three years.

Street Trading (PDF, 256.66KB, 13 pages).

  • The Interim Statement of Licensing Policy (Street Trading Consents) July 2008 was adopted by Isle of Wight Council Licensing Committee at a meeting held on 14 July 2008. The policy will be used by the licensing authority to assist it in the determination of applications for a street trading consent.

Street Collections (PDF, 13.97KB, 1 pages).

  • The Street Collections Policy was adopted by Isle of Wight Council Public Protection Committee at a meeting held on 7 August 1997. The policy will be used by the licensing authority in determining whether to grant a street collection permit.

Sex Establishment (PDF, 338.09KB, 22 pages).

  • The Sex Establishment Policy was adopted by the Licensing and General Purposes Committee at a meeting held on 18 November 2013. The policy will be used by the licensing authority to assist in the determination of applications for a sex establishment.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy (PDF, 210KB, 15 pages).

  • This policy has been written after considering the provisions of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (LGMPA), which provides Isle of Wight Council (the “Council”) with the powers to carry out licensing functions in respect of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles, drivers and operators.

If you require further clarification please do not hesitate to contact the Licensing Department by phone or email using the details in the 'Contact' tab above.