GA05 Statement of principles

The Gambling Act 2005 requires the council to prepare, adopt and publish a "Statement of Principles" setting out the Licensing Authority's approach to applications under the Act and the information it expects applicants to provide.

Purpose of the Statement of Principles

The Statement of Principles guides the administration of licensing under the Gambling Act 2005 and will assist in ensuring that an appropriate balance is drawn between the interests of those wishing to provide and take part in legal gambling, and those who might be affected by such activities. The council continues to work with the Police, licence holders, responsible authorities and other agencies to achieve this objective.

Revision of the Statement of Principles

The Gambling Act 2005 requires the council to review the Statement of Principles from time to time, at most in a three-yearly cycle.

A revised Statement of Principles was reported to the Eastleigh Borough Council Licensing Committee meeting on 26th June 2018, and was agreed to be published for formal consultation with various agencies business and community representatives as of Monday 23rd July 2018. The consultation will run for a period of 8 weeks ending on 17th September 2018. Subject to the consultation and any changes made to it by the Council the SoP will be the adopted Council policy from 31st January 2019 to 31st January 2022 inclusive.

Revised GA05 Statement of Principals - Consultation July 2018

If you or your organisation has any comments on the revised Statement of Principles, please send them in writing to the Licensing Team:


Postal address:

Licensing Team

Southampton & Eastleigh Licensing Partnership

PO Box 1767

Southampton SO18 9LA

Fax:  023 8083 4061  


It would be of assistance if any such communication were clearly marked “Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Licensing Principles". Please note that all comments are required to be published and the closing date of the consultation is Monday 17th September 2018. It is anticipated the Statement of Principles report will be presented at the full Council meeting on 13th December 2018.