Decision details


Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(1) That the feedback from the recent public and trade consultation on the proposed Statement of Gambling Principles be noted.


(2) That Council be recommended to adopt the Statement of Gambling Principles 2022-2025 as attached at Appendix 3 to the report.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council is legally required to prepare, consult on and publish a statement of principles that it proposes to apply in exercising its functions under the Gambling Act, applicable to a three year period. The Statement of Principles proposed reflects the common approach to be taken across all 10 Greater Manchester Authorities to the processing of applications, giving clear guidance on what factors will be taken into consideration when making decisions. One of the aims of the policy is to prevent and reduce the negative impacts of gambling on individuals, families and communities.

Alternative options considered:

For the Council not to approve and publish a Statement of Gambling Principles. The consequences of this course of action would be that the Council would not be complying with the requirement of the Gambling Act 2005, and the Council would not be able to effectively carry out any function in respect of applications made under the Act.

Publication date: 24/11/2021

Date of decision: 22/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 22/11/2021 - Executive

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