In April 2010, section 27 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009, amended Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, by introducing a new type of sex establishment called a ‘sexual entertainment venue’.
The new legislation offers the Council and local residents greater power to control the number and location of lap dancing clubs and similar venues in the borough. If the Council wishes to adopt the powers offered by the legislation it needs to resolve to do so.
A draft Sex Establishment Licensing Policy was sent out for a 12 week consultation which began on the 8th June 2010 and ended on the 30th August 2010.
This report seeks the Committee’s recommendation that Council resolve to exercise these powers and to adopt the policy which reflects and set out the Council’s position, attached as Appendix 5.