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About licensing

Licensing plays an important role in the prevention of crime, disorder and public nuisance as well as preventing unfair trading and safeguarding local businesses and community groups. It gives you the chance to have a say and be more involved in your community.

Getting involved in decisions

Licensing Registers

You can access the Cheshire East Online Licensing Applications here.

You can view the Public Registers at our licensing offices in Macclesfield and Crewe during office hours.

How we will contact you

The Licensing Team have set procedures for making contact with members of the public:

  • By telephone  – If you contact us by telephone we will try to respond within 5 working days
  • By email or letter – If you contact us by email or letter will try to respond within 10 working days

There will be times of peak demand or complex queries when we may not be able to meet these timescales. In these circumstances we will try to respond as soon as possible.

The Council is mindful of our impact on the environment; because of this we will try to avoid contact by post. This means we will use email addresses and telephone numbers to contact you. You should ensure that any spam/junk mail setting in respect of your email accounts take this into consideration.

The Licensing Team will always issue licences or replacement licences through the post.

Revised Statement Of Licensing Policy 2019

In accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 Cheshire East Council is required to periodically review its Statement of Policy.

A review has been undertaken of the current Statement and amendments have been made.

The draft revised statement together with a list of amendments our available for consultation below.

However, if you would prefer to receive a paper copy please contact:

Miss Kim Evans
Licensing Team
Municipal Buildings


The period for consultation will commence from 8 March 2019 and end on the 19 April 2019. Any comments on the draft revised statement can also be made using the above details.