Licensing policies

We are responsible for licensing of all licensable activities under the Licensing Act 2003.

Statement of Licensing Policy 

This policy provides clarity to applicants, interested parties and responsible authorities on how this licensing authority determines applications.

Our duty under the Licensing Act 2003 is to carry out its functions to promote the four licensing objectives.

These are:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm​

Gambling Act Statement of Principles 2019-22

South Kesteven District Council hereby give notice that on the 28 November 2019 the Council adopted a Statement of Principles, which the council is required to produce under Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005.

pdf icon Gambling Act Statements of Principles 2020 [375kb]

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy 2021,

South Kesteven District Council adopted the new policy with effect from 1 April 2021.

pdf icon Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy 1st April 2021 [648kb]