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Statement of gambling principles review

We are consulting on a revised statement of principles to set out how we will carry out our duties as required under the Gambling Act 2005.

In accordance with Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005, Uttlesford District Council must review its Statement of Licensing Principles every 3 years and the process includes a statutory public consultation.

As a Licensing Authority for the Gambling Act 2005, Uttlesford District Council is permitted to regulate the following within the district:

  • Premises licences including provisional statements, variations, transfers and reviews for premises including casinos, bingo, betting, adult gaming centres and family entertainment centres.
  • Permits for gambling activities such as gaming machines, prize gaming and unlicensed family entertainment centres.
  • Temporary use notices.
  • Occasional use notices.
  • Registrations such as small society lotteries.

About the Statement of Principles

The Statement of Principles sets out how the council will administer and monitor applications made in accordance with the Act, and how it expects applicants to operate reasonably consistently with the Licensing Objectives:

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime.
  • Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way; and
  • Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

The draft statement

We welcome your comments on our latest Statement of Licensing Principles.

Read the Draft Statement of Principles under the Gambling Act 2005 Policy for 2025-28 (PDF) [771KB] .

How to give us your comments

Please send your comments to us.


Post: Licensing, Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER

You can get in touch with us using alternative methods via our contact us page.

The consultation will close on Monday 12 August 2024.

Following the consultation

Any comments you make will help us to put together the final version of the statement.

We will then present the final version to the Licensing and Environmental Health Committee for approval.

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