105 Criteria for issue of licences

(1)

In deciding whether to issue a licence, the licensing authority or the licensing committee concerned must have regard to the following matters:

(a)

the object of this Act:

(b)

the suitability of the applicant:

(c)

any relevant local alcohol policy:

(d)

the days on which and the hours during which the applicant proposes to sell alcohol:

(e)

the design and layout of any proposed premises:

(f)

whether the applicant is engaged in, or proposes on the premises to engage in, the sale of goods other than alcohol, low-alcohol refreshments, non-alcoholic refreshments, and food, and if so, which goods:

(g)

whether the applicant is engaged in, or proposes on the premises to engage in, the provision of services other than those directly related to the sale of alcohol, low-alcohol refreshments, non-alcoholic refreshments, and food, and if so, which services:

(h)

whether (in its opinion) the amenity and good order of the locality would be likely to be reduced, to more than a minor extent, by the effects of the issue of the licence:

(i)

whether (in its opinion) the amenity and good order of the locality are already so badly affected by the effects of the issue of existing licences that—

(i)

they would be unlikely to be reduced further (or would be likely to be reduced further to only a minor extent) by the effects of the issue of the licence; but

(ii)

it is nevertheless desirable not to issue any further licences:

(j)

whether the applicant has appropriate systems, staff, and training to comply with the law:

(k)

any matters dealt with in any report from the Police, an inspector, or a Medical Officer of Health made under section 103.

(2)

The authority or committee must not take into account any prejudicial effect that the issue of the licence may have on the business conducted pursuant to any other licence.