Issue details

Statement of Gambling Policy: decision to consult

The Portfolio Holder for Regulatory will be asked to make a decision to go out to consultation on a revised Statement of Gambling Policy (SoGP) for West Suffolk Council. The SoGP sets out the Council’s approach to gambling licensing across the district. The Council is legally obliged to have regard to the SoGP when making decisions on licence applications or reviews. The briefing note attached to this Notice (Paper number: CAB/WS/21/034) provides further information on the background and purpose of the decision required.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/07/2021

Decision due: 27 Jul 2021 by Portfolio Holder for Regulatory

Lead member: Councillor Andy (Andrew) Drummond, Portfolio Holder for Regulatory

Contact: Jennifer Eves, Director (Human Resources, Governance and Regulatory) 01284 757042 Email:, Fiona Quinn, Service Manager (Environmental Health) Email:

Type of Decision: PH (D) - 27/07/21

Documents to be submitted: Briefing paper to the Portfolio Holder for Regulatory setting out the rationale for making a decision to consult on a revised Statement of Gambling Policy. Approval of the final policy would be sought from Cabinet with recommendations to Council for adoption.