Each licensing authority under the Gambling Act 2005 is required before each successive three year period, to prepare and publish a statement of the principles that they propose to apply in exercising their functions under the Act during that period. This document is commonly referred to as the authority's Statement of Principles.

On 19th December 2018, the Council published a revised Statement of Principles which takes effect on 31st January 2019.

The revised Statement of Principles: