Night time economy [2]

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You have talked about the 'Agent of Change' principle in planning, which requires the party making a change to take steps to mitigate its impact. If you are successful in intensifying the night time economy, how do you see this principle applying in the grant of alcohol licences for later hours?


Answer for Night time economy [2]

Answer for Night time economy [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I encourage licensing authorities to take an integrated approach to planning and licensing, however the agent of change principle is primarily aimed at pre-empting and resolving potential conflicts during the planning and development process.

Licensing authorities are required to promote the licensing objectives in carrying out their licensing functions, namely the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm. Through the work of the Night Czar and Night Time Commission, I will continue to promote excellence in all aspects of managing the night time economy, and will bring together stakeholders including licensing authorities to advise on best practice, resolve conflicts where they arise and support the night time economy.