Licensing Act 2003 - Case Study: St Albans District Council, 2009

22 Jul 2009

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This report is a study of St Albans District Council’s implementation of the Licensing Act 2003 and the impact on the district’s live music scene, written by Welwyn Hatfield Live Music Forum.

This report examines:

  • St Albans Council’s policy and ethos relating to live music;
  • Premises licence conditions relating to live music;
  • The lawfulness of those conditions;
  • The impact on live music and culture.

The report considers St Albans District Council’s restrictions on live music, some of which could be said to exceed their powers under the Licensing Act 2003, with possible consequences cited including cultural damage.