Statement of Licensing Policy

Closed 5 Apr 2020

Opened 7 Feb 2020


The Licensing Act 2003 (Section 5) requires every Licensing Authority to prepare and publish a statement of its licensing policy every 5 years.

Lewisham Council, as the Licensing Authority, has reviewed its statement of Licensing Policy. The new revised version for 2020-2025 aims to set out a clear set of principles that the Licensing Authority will uphold and promote in everything it does in administering the licensing regime in the borough.

The ultimate aim of this policy is to promote the four licensing objectives as set out in the Licensing Act 2003:

  1. Prevention of Crime and Disorder 
  2. Prevention of Public Nuisance 
  3. Protection of Children from Harm
  4. Public Safety

In outlining clear principles and best practice for promoting licensing objectives, this policy aims to provide a robust platform for the licensing authority to deliver responsible licensed premises that enhance and add value to the areas within which they are located.

Additional background information can be found in the attachment at the bottom of this page and should be read in conjunction with the policy.

Why your views matter

Lewisham Council is seeking the views of local residents, businesses, responsible authorities and community organisations on this revised policy. Feedback can be given by emailing

The consultation is open for 8 weeks and will close on Sunday 5th April 2020.


  • Bellingham
  • Blackheath
  • Brockley
  • Catford South
  • Crofton Park
  • Downham
  • Evelyn
  • Forest Hill
  • Grove Park
  • Ladywell
  • Lee Green
  • Lewisham Central
  • Perry Vale
  • Rushey Green
  • Sydenham
  • Telegraph Hill


  • General public
  • Lewisham residents
  • Service users
  • Businesses
  • Visitors
  • Voluntary and community groups
  • Professional stakeholders (e.g. teachers, GPs, police etc.)


  • Parks and open spaces
  • Arts and culture
  • Regeneration
  • Environment
  • Crime and safety
  • Business and local economy
  • Civic participation and democracy