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The Licensing Committee is responsible for the consideration of all matters pertaining to policy and legislation in relation to licensing issues. The Licensing Committee has delegated authority for determining the following matters:

 

(i)      The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

 

         Entertainment Licences

               Applications for the grant of outdoor licences

               Applications for the grant, renewal, transfer or variation of licences where objections are received

               Suspension and revocation of licences

               Applications for a waiver to permit entertainment involving striptease or nudity.

 

         Sex Establishments

               Applications for the grant of licences

               Applications for the renewal, transfer or variation of licences

               Revocation of licences

        

(ii)     The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (as amended by the Betting and Gaming (Northern Ireland) Order 2004).

         Applications for the grant of amusement and pleasure permits

         Applications for the renewal of amusement permits where adverse representations have been made

         Registration of Societies in relation to the running of lotteries.

 

(iii)    Street Trading Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

         Designation of streets or part thereof

                Applications for the grant of licences

                Applications for the renewal, transfer or variation of licences where objections are received

                Revocation of licences

                Setting of licence fees

 

(iv)    Administration of the provisions of the Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 and the Registration of Clubs (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 relating to entertainments and liquor licensing in licensed premises and registered clubs.

 

(v)     Such other licensing matters as the Director of Health and Environmental Services considers appropriate to be addressed by the Licensing Committee.

 

Whilst the Committee has full delegated authority in relation to licensing decisions it may reconsider any decision referred to it by the Director of Health and Environmental Services in consultation with the Director of Legal Services.