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Consultation on Revised Policy on Sex Establishment Licensing

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Consultation on Revised Policy on Sex Establishment Licensing

Wychavon District Council is in the process of reviewing its current policy on the licensing of sex establishments, which has been in place since 2016.

The policy sets out:

  • How applications for sex shops, sex cinemas and sexual entertainment venues should be made to the Council and how the Council processes those applications. 
  • What will be considered when determining applications setting out the grounds on which the Council can refuse applications.
  • The standard conditions that will be attached to any licences granted.

pdf Read a copy of the proposed revised policy (280 KB)

Only minor revisions are being proposed to the current policy including:

  • Updating the foreword so that it reflect the current Council Plan
  • Updated the document to reflect the renaming of the Local Safeguarding Children Board as Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership.
  • Updating the document to amend the maximum fine levels for certain offences, which have changed since the current policy was approved.

The Council would however like to offer the opportunity to everyone to provide comment and feedback on the content of the entire policy document including:

  • The arrangements for consultations on applications
  • The way in which the suitability of applicants will be assessed
  • The factors that will be taken into account when assessing the suitability of a location to be used as a sex establishment
  • The standard conditions the Council prescribes in relation to each type of licence

Should you wish to have your say or put forward your views on the draft policy please complete the consultation response form.

To request a paper copy of the consultation response form, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01905 822799.

This consultation will be open for responses until 31st March 2023 and all responses received will be given consideration by the Council before a revised policy is approved and implemented.

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