North Lanarkshire's Regulatory Committee is responsible for licence applications (new and renewals) and for dealing with complaints concerning existing licences issued under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.
Regulatory committee members
There are 14 councillors who are members of the committee.
Sexual entertainment venues policy statement
The Scottish Government amended The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 to give councils the choice to licence Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEVs) or not. If they chose not to, sexual entertainment would continue to be unregulated.
Following public consultation, we decided to introduce a licensing scheme to help ensure any SEVs would operate safely and appropriately within legal parameters.
There are currently no SEVs in North Lanarkshire and our published policy states that it would not welcome any such businesses in the area.
If, however, any SEV business intended to set up in North Lanarkshire in future, they would have to first apply for a licence and then have to comply with clear licence conditions. These conditions are designed to help prevent public nuisance, crime and disorder, ensure public safety, protect children and young people from harm, and reduce violence against women.
The licencing scheme will come into effect on 27 May 2022. From then, any application for a SEV licence will be considered by the council’s Regulatory Committee. Applications would be advertised and comments invited from the public and interested parties, including Police Scotland.