Gambling Policy 2022 to 2025

Closed 7 Nov 2021

Opened 11 Oct 2021

Feedback updated 21 Dec 2021

We asked

We asked for views on our draft Gambling Policy for 2022-25. The draft policy had been updated to take account of minor changes to the Gambling Commission's guidance but was not significantly different to the existing policy.

You said

There were 12 responses to the consultation. The comments were generally favourable, with some specific suggestions for minor amendments to the policy.

We did

The draft policy was amended to take account of the consultation responses, namely:

  • removal of a table showing suitable locations for gambling premises
  • additional text relating to risk assessments
  • additional text relating to mandatory and default conditions

The draft policy was approved at Full Council on 25 November 2021 and has been published online. It will take effect on 1 February 2022.


The Gambling Act 2005 requires licensing authorities to publish a statement of policy every three years. The current policy is due to expire in January 2022 and so we are consulting on a replacement policy that will be in effect until January 2025.

Minor amendments have been made to ensure the policy is up to date and reflects current guidance from the Gambling Commission. The policy is otherwise unchanged. 

Why your views matter

The Gambling Policy sets out how we will carry out our responsibilities under the Gambling Act 2005. We want to hear the views of residents, businesses, gambling operators, responsible authorities and other interested parties on the content of the policy for the coming three years.

What happens next

The draft Gambling policy for 2022-25 will be submitted to full Council on 25 November 2021, together with the consultation responses and any relevant comments from officers. The full Council will then approve the policy, which will be published no later than 1 January 2022.


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