Consultation on Statement of Licensing Policy 2020

Why are we consulting?

The Argyll and Bute Licensing Board is now consulting on the terms of its draft Statement of Licensing Policy.

The Argyll and Bute Licensing Board is required to prepare and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy in respect of each licensing policy period in relation to the exercise of its functions under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

The proposed draft modernises the current policy Statement by including updates to reflect changes in legislation, sets out clear statements of the timescales for submitting extended hours and occasional licence applications and the consequences of the late submission of applications, and introduces a new requirement for certain members of voluntary organisations applying for occasional licences to hold an appropriate training qualification.


 How to respond

The consultation closing date has now been extended to 5pm on Friday 17th April 2020

We are inviting you to respond to the new draft Licensing Policy Statement in its entirety.

To assist you in considering the draft Licensing Policy Statement, we have set out all our policy changes in this document.

This is your opportunity to contribute to the new Licensing Policy Statement, and the Board is keen to receive a wide range of responses.

Please submit your comments in written form to:


Post:   Licensing Section
Legal and Regulatory Support
Argyll and Bute Council

PA31 8RT


What happens next?

At the end of the consultation period, all responses will be considered by the Licensing Board and any consequent amendments to be made will produce the final Statement of Licensing Policy.

Further Information

If you would like further information on this consultation, please contact:

Susan Mair

01546 604117


Graeme McMillan

Consultation dates: 

24 Feb 2020 to 17 Apr 2020