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Regulatory services policies

The council’s regulatory services are responsible for several different enforcement functions namely; trading standards, licensing, food safety, food standards, health and safety at work, noise and nuisance, environmental protection, environmental crime, highways, private sector housing, building control, planning enforcement and anti-social behaviour (ASB).

Each area uses different legislation to ensure compliance of the law within the borough and each has its own extensive body of regulations, codes of practices and guidance.

Statement of licensing policy

Licensing Act 2003 - Policy 2017-22 (PDF, 711.38 KB)

Enforcement policy 

LBBD Enforcement Policy 2019 (PDF, 298 KB)

Gambling licensing policy

LBBD Statement of gambling licensing policy 2019-2022 (PDF, 565 KB)

Sex establishment licensing policy

Sex Establishment Licensing Policy - November 2019 (PDF, 229 KB)