North East Lincolnshire Council

Licensing policy

Our objectives

Under the licensing act 2003, North East Lincolnshire Council, as the licensing authority, is responsible for alcohol licensing as well as regulated entertainment and late night refreshment (sale of hot food or drink after 11pm).

As the licensing authority, our activities are governed by the promotion of the four licensing objectives:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • Public safety
  • The protection of children from harm

The main policy introduces 3 cumulative impact zones in North East Lincolnshire:

Zone 1 – Grimsby Town Centre

Zone 2 – Freeman Street / East Marsh

Zone 3 – Cleethorpes Town Centre

We will refuse any new applications for relevant authorisations or any variation of these in the cumulative impact zones; unless the applicant can demonstrate there will be no negative cumulative impact on one or more of the licensing objectives.  Full details are set out in section 10 of the policy document available in the related documents section of this page.

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