Dundee City Council is the licensing authority for the City of Dundee in relation to a wide range of activities. The responsibility of licensing certain activities is delegated to the Licensing Committee (“the Committee”).
Recently, the Scottish Government brought legislation into force to introduce a new discretionary licensing regime for sexual entertainment venues (“SEVs”). These changes came into effect on 26 April 2019. As of a result of these changes, the Committee now has discretionary powers in relation to whether SEVs in its area should be licensed.
As it is a discretionary licensing regime, it is for local authorities to determine whether they wish to licence SEVs. If a local authority chooses to licence SEVs it must determine what the appropriate number of SEVs in its area should be.
The responsibility for determining policy in relation to SEVs and applications is delegated to the Council’s Licensing Committee.
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