North East Lincolnshire Council

Gambling Act 2005 statement of licensing principles

North East Lincolnshire Council is a Licensing Authority under the Gambling Act 2005 and is responsible for considering and determining applications for premises licences offering facilities for gambling within North East Lincolnshire along with ensuring compliance by those premises with the Act.

The Act contains three licensing objectives which guide the way that the Licensing Authority performs its functions and that gambling operators carry on their activities. These are:

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime
  • Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
  • Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling

The advice contained within the Act is that Local Authorities should ‘aim to permit’ the use of premises for gambling in so far as it thinks it:

  • In accordance with any relevant code of practice issued by the Gambling Commission;
  • In accordance with any relevant guidance issued by the Gambling Commission;
  • Reasonably consistent with the licensing objectives; and
  • In accordance with the authority’s statement of licensing policy.

Local area profile

As part of our responsibility to assess and reduce the risks related to gambling in our area we have published a local area profile.

This is an assessment of the local environment, which maps out areas of concern. This profile can be reviewed and updated at any time to reflect any changes to the local landscape. Our latest Gambling Statement of Principles, local area profile and associated documents are available to read below.

Licensing Team, Doughty Road Depot, Doughty Road, Grimsby, DN32 0LL


Telephone: 01472 326299 option 2

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm except bank holidays