The Licensing Policy Committee
monitors and keeps under review the Council’s policy with
respect to its licensing functions during the three-year period of
the policy, and makes arrangements for consulting statutory
consultees and other appropriate persons or bodies in relation to
the Council’s policy.
The Committee then makes
recommendations to the Council as Licensing Authority, as to any
proposed revisions to its licensing policy during the period of the
policy, and in relation to any new policy for the subsequent
The Council is concerned to
ensure that its meetings are as open as possible and confidential
business is kept to the strict minimum. When confidential items are
involved these are considered at the end of the meeting at which
point members of the public are asked to leave.