Licensing Policies

Licensing Policy

The aim of the Policy is to promote the four fundamental Licensing Objectives:

  • Prevention of Crime and Disorder

  • Public Safety

  • Prevention of Public Nuisance

  • Protection of Children from Harm

Selby District Council - Licensing Policy

Gambling Policy

In exercising most of their functions under the Gambling Act 2005, licensing authorities must have regard to the licensing objectives as set out in section 1 of the Act. The licensing objectives are:

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime

  • Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way

  • Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling

Selby District Council - Gambling Policy

Scrap Metal Dealers Policy

Selby District Council, as a local authority, is responsible for the licensing of scrap metal dealer site licences and scrap metal dealer collectors licences. This policy outlines the requirements of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (the Act). It gives guidance to new applicants, existing licence holders and members of the public.

Selby District Council - Scrap Metal Dealers policy - 2015

Taxi Licence Policy

Selby District Council, as a local authority, is responsible for the licensing of taxis (i.e. hackney carriages) and private hire vehicles in the district. This policy sets out a standard that we use to inform decisions, and should also be useful for the taxi and private hire trade and the public. Licence holders and applicants will find more guidance on the application process in the appendices to this policy and on the council website. If a member of public has a concern or query about the taxi trade, they should get in touch with Selby District Council.

Taxi Licence Policy - 2020