Cumulative Impact Assessment consultation

Start date Mon 12 Feb 2024, 5:00pm
End date Sun 5 May 2024, 11:59pm

Licensing policies

Licensing policies are documents describing aspects of licensing to this borough. The Council has to create and review these by law. Every premises-related application will be considered under this policy.

Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 requires our Licensing Authority to review its statement of Licensing Policy at least every five years. The current policy is in force until January 2026. Within the main policy there is a section regarding Cumulative Impact areas.

Consultation on the Cumulative Impact Assessment

Under legislation, we must carry out a review of the Cumulative Impact Assessment of our borough to establish whether there are any areas with a significant number of licensed premises and whether there is evidence to show that this is having an adverse impact, particularly on crime and disorder and public nuisance. The assessment will form part of the finalised Statement of Licensing Policy. Bexley's Cumulative Impact Assessment and supporting map data can be found below:

*The above Cumulative Impact Assessment 2023 report may not be suitable for users of assistive technology (Screen reader). If you would like to understand any details that are contained in this assessment, please email

  • View map data for Appendix A
    Notes when viewing map data:
    • tick and untick layers to see the different datasets represented on the map
    • select the small arrow to the left of the tickbox to find the legend data for each dataset

*The above map data for Appendix A may not be suitable for users of assistive technology (Screen reader). If you would like to understand any details about this map, please email

The initial analysis indicates that consultation should revolve around the proposition that the two existing cumulative impact areas, Bexleyheath Town Centre and Welling Town Centre, should remain but that there is insufficient evidence to introduce any further new cumulative impact area. No other areas of the borough have been identified as requiring a special policy on Cumulative Impact.

How to give your views

We would welcome your views on the analysis by email to by no later than 11:59pm on Sunday 5 May 2024.

This consultation closes on Sunday 5 May 2024.

Comments received will be reported back to the Licensing Committee and will be considered in detail as part of the Council's deliberations in approving the final policy.