Special Cumulative Impact Policy (SCIP)
County Road and City Road SCIP
SCIP introduced: 15th November 2017 - view the Licensing Policy.
Area covered: View the map of the specific streets in the County Ward Area.
What does the SCIP policy mean for premises in this area?
If you do decide to make an application in respect of premises located in any of the streets specified in this SCIP area, you are advised to contact the relevant responsible authorities before you apply to discuss your operating schedule.
You should give consideration to potential cumulative impact issues when setting out the steps you will take to promote the licensing objectives in your application and propose such measures that will ensure that there will not be any negative cumulative impact on one or more of the licensing objectives.
The effect of the SCIP is that if anyone applies, in respect of premises located in any of the streets specified in this SCIP area, for the grant of a new premises licence to sell alcohol for consumption off the premises or to provide Late Night Refreshment, or the variation of an existing premises licence authorising such activities which is likely to add to the cumulative impact issues, then there is a presumption against granting such an application where it is considered likely to add to the existing cumulative impact.
This presumption will only be triggered in the event of a relevant representation from a responsible authority or any other person which refers to the licensing objectives of crime and disorder and public nuisance. If there are no such representations the authority must grant the application as applied for.
If representations are made, a sub-committee of the authority will hear those representations and conclude whether or not the presumption against granting should apply. This will normally be the case unless the applicant can demonstrate in their application and operating schedule that the proposals will not add to the cumulative impact on any of the relevant of the licensing objectives and that the authority would therefore be justified in departing from the SCIP in the light of the individual circumstances of the case.