Licensing Policy

Licensing Authorities must keep their licensing policies under review and consult and revise them at least in accordance with the statutory time scales. Accordingly and following public consultation there is a new licensing policy which takes effect from 18 September 2017.

Any application that has to be determined by a Licensing Sub-Committee on or after 18 September 2017 will be considered against the terms of this new policy even if the application was submitted to the licensing authority prior to that date.

Richmond and Twickenham town centres continue to be designated as cumulative impact zones (CIZs). The Richmond CIZ is slightly extended over that contained in the previous policy. The text that refers to CIZs is contained in Section 4 of the policy. The ‘Make Report’ contains details of the observed low level anti-social behaviour over four studies between 2005–2011. This evidence remains supportive of the maintenance of the CIZs and is contained in full at Appendix E of the policy.

Download the new Licensing Policy (pdf, 2.8 MB)

How to get copies of the Licensing Policy

Hard copies of the policy are available from the Licensing Team based at the Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ.


Previous versions of the Licensing Policy

September 2012 to September 2017

Licensing Policy - operative from September 2012 to September 2017 (pdf, 1712KB)

January 2011 to September 2012

Licensing Policy - operative from January 2011 to September 2012(pdf, 1662KB)

January 2008 to January 2011

Licensing Policy - operative from 8 January 2008 to 6 January 2011(pdf, 685KB)

June 2005 to January 2008

This policy document was revised on 14 June 2005.

Updated: 3 May 2019