Gambling Policy Consultation

The Council is required to review its gambling policy, known as the ‘Statement of Principles’, every three years. The policy sets out the principles South Hams District Council will apply under the Gambling Act 2005 over the next three years.


This is the Council’s fifth Statement of Principles since the introduction of the Act in 2007 and, once approved, the updated policy will be in effect from 31 January 2022 to 31 January 2025.


As the policy was updated in detail in 2019, only minor changes are required. The main proposed changes include more detail on the Licensing Authority’s expectations when dealing with separation of premises, further information regarding premises licence plans and an overall update to the document with regard to the Gambling Commission’s new Guidance and codes of practice.

We would welcome any comments you wish to make about the draft policy during our public consultation.


Please email You can also respond in writing to



South Hams District Council,

Follaton House,

Plymouth Road,

Totnes, TQ9 5NE.

The Consultation will close on Sunday 24 October 2021.