Trafford Council is reviewing its licensing policy

Trafford Council is reviewing its licensing policy and is asking for your views as part of an online consultation.

The Council is consulting with residents, local businesses, and premises licence holders over the proposed changes to the policy which centre around public safety.

Under the Licensing Act 2003, the Council must produce a Statement of Licensing Policy at least every five years. Licensing covers alcohol sales, most forms of public entertainment, club premises and late-night refreshment.

The Council’s new draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026 is now available and we welcome people’s comments on the changes we are proposing to make. The sections marked in yellow in the document are the changes we propose. If you would like to comment please complete our online survey which asks about your views on the general Licensing Policy; and about the Council’s Cumulative Impact Policy.

Mike Freeman, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Public Safety, Governance and Reform, said:

We are proposing to make some important changes to our licensing policy and we are keen to get as many views as possible on this. It is important that residents, businesses and license holders all have their say on the proposed new policy document. Please get involved by filling in our online consultation survey.”

If you would prefer we can send you an electronic copy of the draft policy. Please email your request to
Any comments should be sent to the Licensing Office by 5pm on Friday 18 September 2020.

Posted on Wednesday 1st July 2020