231. Grant of licence
July 10, 2014
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231.— (1) The Minister may by regulations provide for matters of procedure and administration in relation to applications for and the grant of licences for events.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations under this section may make provision for—

(a) requiring the publication of a notice of intention to make an application for a licence,

(b) requiring the notification of prescribed persons or bodies,

(c) the form and content of an application for a licence,

(d) the plans, documents and information to be submitted with an application for a licence,

(e) the persons and bodies which must be consulted in relation to a licence,

(f) enabling persons to make submissions or observations within a prescribed time,

(g) requiring the applicant to submit any further information with respect to their application, and

(h) the time within which a decision on an application for a licence must be made.

 

(3) (a) Where an application for a licence is made in accordance with regulations under this section, the local authority may decide to grant the licence, grant the licence subject to such conditions as it considers appropriate or refuse the licence.

(b) In considering an application for a licence under this section, the local authority shall have regard to—

(i) any information relating to the application furnished to it by the applicant in accordance with subsection (2)(d) or (g),

(ii) any consultations under subsection (2)(e),

(iii) any submissions or observations made to it in accordance with subsection (2)(f),

(iv) whether events have previously been held on the land concerned,

(v) the matters referred to in subsection (4), and

(vi) any guidelines or codes of practice issued by the Minister or by any other Minister of the Government.

 

(4) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (3)(a), conditions subject to which a licence is granted may relate to all or any of the following—

(a) compliance with any guidelines or codes of practice issued by the Minister or any other Minister of the Government, or with any provisions of those guidelines or codes of practice;

(b) securing the safety of persons at the place in connection with the event;

(c) the provision of adequate facilities for the health and welfare of persons at the place in connection with the event, including the provision of sanitary facilities;

(d) the protection of the environment in which the event is to be held, including the control of litter;

(e) the maintenance of public order;

(f) the avoidance or minimisation of disruption to the neighbourhood in which the event is to take place;

(g) ensuring the provision of adequate means of transport to and from the place in which the event is to be held;

(h) the number of events which are permitted at a venue within a specified period not exceeding one year;

(i) the payment of a financial contribution to the authority of a specified amount or an amount calculated on a specified basis towards the estimated cost to the local authority of measures taken by the authority in connection with the event;

(j) the payment of a financial contribution to a person or body consulted in accordance with subsection (2)(e) of a specified amount or an amount calculated on a specified basis towards the estimated cost to that person or body of measures taken by the person or body in connection with the event;

(k) maintaining public liability insurance;

(l) the display of notice for persons attending the event as to their obligations and conduct at the event.

 

(5) Conditions under subsection (4)(i) or (j) requiring the payment of a financial contribution may only relate to an event which is held wholly or mainly for profit.

 

(6) A person shall not be entitled solely by reason of a licence under this section to hold an event.

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