Alcohol and Entertainment (Licensing Act 2003)
We are asking customers to only submit essential applications. Please be aware that it may take some time to review and process your application. You should expect most applications to take longer than normal to process.
Cheshire East Council is responsible for licensing the sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and late night refreshment.
Statement of licensing policy
The Licensing Act 2003 requires that each licensing authority writes, consults on and publishes a Statement of Licensing policy (PDF, 611KB). This policy shows how Cheshire East Council will deal with applications in order to promote the four licensing objectives:
- the prevention of crime and disorder
- public safety
- the prevention of public nuisance
- the protection of children from harm
Guidance for local residents and businesses with making representations under the Act can be found in the making representations section.
If you wish to make a complaint about a licensed property please do so via our licensed property complaints form.
Fees and charges (Licensing Act 2003)
These fees and charges are determined by central government.
We are working towards providing the Public Register that holds all information on licences and certificates online. You can view the Public Registers at our licensing offices in Macclesfield, Congleton and Crewe.
If you have a specific query about a licence and would like an extract from the public register please call the Council’s Customer Service Department on 0300 123 5015 to order a copy. The fee for this service is £10.50 per entry.