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Gambling Policy Consultation

Torridge District Council is seeking views on a draft revised Statement of Principles under the Gambling Act 2005.

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The draft revised statement can be viewed using the link below. 

Statement of Principles 2025 - 2028 (PDF) [542KB]

The proposed changes are highlighted in yellow. There are only minor changes to the statement to provide additional guidance to licence applicants and further clarity on existing requirements.

Summary of the main pages that have been amended:

Page 13 - Gambling Prevalence and social responsibility

Page 14 - General points regarding gaming machines

Page 17 - Premises plans

Page 23 - Bingo premises

Page 24 -  Betting premises

Page 40 - Small society lotteries

We are inviting comments on the draft revised Statement of Principles from all interested parties including residents, businesses and responsible authorities.

Comments can be sent by email to or by post to:

Licensing Team, Torridge DC, Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG.

The consultation will remain open until Friday 16th August 2024 and all comments received will be considered by the Council before publication of the final document.


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