The Gambling Act 2005 made local authorities responsible for the licensing of premises where gambling takes place, including casinos, betting shops, bingo halls, race tracks, pubs and clubs, and amusement arcades.
The Act requires each local authority to produce, consult upon and publish a Statement of Principles, to be reviewed every 3 years, indicating how they will deal with applications for gambling licences in their area.
The council's gambling policy for 2019 - 2022 has now been published.
View the gambling policy (Statement of Principles) for 2019 - 2022
View the notice of publication for the gambling policy for 2019 - 2022