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Update: Westminster publishes licensing consultation seeking to introduce alcohol delivery policy

Consultation documents have now been published

Following our eNews last week regarding Westminster seeking to amend their Licensing Policy to introduce new policies around delivery of alcohol as well as Late Night Refreshment, the consultation documents have now been published.

As a recap, the three new policies that were proposed by the Licensing Authority include:

  • Ancillary Delivery of Alcohol and/or Late-Night Refreshment Policy (DEL1) – Policy DEL1 will apply to venues such as restaurants and bars that want to offer deliveries in addition to their main activities. The presumption is to grant these applications subject to other policies.
  • Shops Policy (SHP1) – Policy SHP1 will replace the existing Off sales of alcohol policy (OS1). The policy will apply to any premises whose primary function is the sale of goods or the offer of services. The policy is more comprehensive than OS1 as it covers all licensable activities that these premises may carry out.
  • Delivery Centre Policy (DC1)- Policy DC1 will apply to venues where the primary function is the sale of alcohol and food via a delivery service. Applications will generally be granted if they are not in predominantly residential areas and subject to other policies.

The consultation will run from Monday 14 June to Sunday 25 July 2021 and a link to the document can be found here should you wish to respond.

If you have any enquiries, contact licensing solicitor Suraj Desor at s.desor@popall.co.uk

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