Sex Establishments are required to be licensed under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
A “Sexual Entertainment Venue” includes the following forms of entertainment as they are commonly understood:
There is an exemption for premises that provide such entertainment less frequently than once a month.
Guidance for applicants and interested parties about Sexual Entertainment Venues can be found in the Home Office Guidance.
Notices: The law defines the way in which an application is made, which includes advertising notice of the application in the local press and displaying a notice outside the premises for a specific time period to give passers by the opportunity to comment by a statutory closing date.
Applicants for a sex establishment licence must give public notice of the application by publishing an advertisement in a local newspaper that is circulated in the local authority area no later than 7 days after the date the application is made.
When considering an application for a sex establishment licence the Council may only use the following criteria:-
T o apply for either a sex shop or a sexual entertainment venue or a sex shop cinema see PDF
Please note that the application must be accompanied by the following;
Scale plans of the premises in respect of which the licence is sought showing (inter alia) all means of ingress and egress to and from the premises, parts used in common with any other buildings, details of how the premises lie in relation to the street. The front elevation of the building.
A copy of the notice of the application which has been published in accordance with paragraph 10(8) of Schedule 3 to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (as per sample attached).
Evidence of due service of the Notice of Application upon the Chief Officer of Police as required by paragraph 10(14) of Schedule 3 to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
The completed pink (Certified Copy) Notice attached as evidence that Notice of Application has been displayed on or near the premises as required by paragraph 10(10) of Schedule 3 to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
Applications received by the Licensing Office will be displayed on the website for the prescribed period to allow the public the opportunity to comment by a statutory closing date.
The information you provide to the Licensing department is processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. Further information can be found here.