Purpose of committee
This Committee hears major entertainment licensing applications, applications for sex establishments and other applications for licences covered by the Licensing Act.
The committee functions in a ‘quasi-judicial’ way and must apply the rules of natural justice and the provisions of the Human Rights Act with the strictest impartiality. Because of this, it is governed by special protocols. Licensing is governed largely by legislation. The majority of licensing applications are not controversial, and officers decide these.
Only objected applications come before the Committee, and both applicants and people who have already objected have the right to speak. You should not lobby individual members of this Committee as it could compromise their position and prevent them from taking part in the decision.
For more details please contact Debbie Boon on 020 3373 1253
- Councillor Ian Corbett (Chair)
- Councillor Ron Manley
- Councillor Patrick Murphy
- Councillor Paul Schafer
Support officer: Debbie Boon, Principal Committees and Partnerships Officer. Tel: 020 3373 1253. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 020 3373 1253