Tynemouth’s licensing policy up for renewal

Tynemouth Front Street.
Tynemouth Front Street.

Residents in Tynemouth are being urged to have their say if they want restrictions on late-light licences to continue.

Five years ago, a cumulative impact policy was put in place for Front Street, in Tynemouth.

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell worked alongside residents and local community groups to ensure North Tyneside Council’s then licensing policy included a cumulative impact policy.

It meant that the local authority was able to put a restriction on further licensed premises and prevent longer opening hours.

The aim was to help curb the impact on residents of the night-time economy.

The policy means an applicant looking to obtain a new premises licence, or vary an existing licence, must show there is likely to be no negative cumulative impact on one or more of the licensing objectives should it be granted.

Now the policy is up for renewable, with the council consulting residents on whether it should be extended.

Mr Campbell is urging residents to have their say and get involved in the consultation.

He said: “I believe that the cumulative impact policy works well and that it should remain in place.

“However it is important that local residents have their say which is why I am urging anyone with a view to get involved.”

The consultation is currently running on North Tyneside Council’s website and can be accessed at https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/category/1225/current-engagement