District Licensing Committees (DLCs) allow for local-level decision-making. DLCs will consider and determine all applications for liquor licences and managers certificates.
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 requires each territorial authority to appoint one or more licensing committees to deal with licensing matters for its district. Two or more Territorial Authorities can establish a shared list of people approved to be members of the respective DLC. Territorial Authorities can choose to appoint a neighbouring TA’s Chair as a Commissioner to Chair its own DLC.
The Committee may consist of the Chair sitting alone to determine unopposed applications. Opposed applications would require a quorum of two members from the members list plus the Chair.
Chair - Mr Mark Farnsworth
Grace Le Gros
Councillor Gordon Lambeth