Cumulative Impact Assessment 2018 - review

We, as the Licensing Authority for Scarborough, Whitby and Filey have launched a public consultation following a comprehensive review of the Cumulative Impact Assessment under the Licensing Act 2003.

It is a requirement that Councils regularly review and update these assessments to ensure they remain relevant and properly reflect the area to which they apply. A comprehensive review of the existing Cumulative Impact Policy which forms part of the Statement of Licensing Policy introduced in 2013 has now taken place; and we are now consulting on the outcomes of the review.​

Based on the evidence available so far, the key recommendations following the review are:

  1. Keep the existing cumulative impact area in respect of Scarborough Town Centre, but reduce it in size.
  2. Remove the existing cumulative impact area in respect of Whitby Town Centre

We would welcome your comments on these recommendations and our proposals; which are detailed above and in the survey/questionnaire.

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When is the consultation taking place?

Start: 15 June 2018   End: 10 August 2018

Which audience or groups are being consulted?






  • North Yorkshire Police
  • North Yorkshire Fire Authority
  • Representatives of existing licence holders
  • Representatives of businesses and residents in the area
  • Residents groups
  • Community Associations
  • Faith groups
  • Neighbouring licensing authorities
  • Relevant council departments
  • Responsible authorities
  • Ward councillors
  • Members of the public

How are we consulting?

  • Postal surveys
  • Web survey

Area covered by the consultation?

  • Whole borough


Licensing Services
Scarborough Borough Council
Town Hall
St Nicolas Street
North Yorkshire
YO11 2HG

01723 232323


  • To inform the final Cumulative Impact Assessment