We adopted Schedule 3 of the Local Government (miscellaneous
provisions) Act 1982 in December 1989, so that we could licence sex
shops and sex cinemas.
The introduction of Section 27 of the Policing and Crime Act
2009 has amended the above legislation so that local authorities
can licence sexual entertainment venues. To exercise these powers,
councils must also adopt these provisions.
This document sets out our proposed draft policy regarding
the regulation of sex establishments and the procedure relating to
applications for sex establishment licences.
The policy will be consulted upon between week commencing 6
December 2010 to 21 February 2011.