Adding a cumulative impact policy and guidance on spiking to the statement of licensing policy

This consultation has now closed.


A Cumulative Impact Policy covers a designated area where the impact of the type, number or density of licensed premises (alcohol and late-night refreshment) causes a negative impact on:

  • Crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • Public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm
  • (These are the licensing objectives).

Spiking, a national concern, is when a substance is added to a person's drink or they are injected, without their knowledge or consent. It can be difficult to tell whether a drink has been spiked, as substances used for spiking usually have no taste, odour, or colour.

How to find out more and get involved:

​To get involved, please take a look at the following documents:

The consultation closes on Monday 22 August 2022.

Other ways to take part:

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0300 123 7737, quoting Licensing Policy consultation
  • Write to the Licensing Team, Cheshire West and Chester Council, The Portal, Wellington Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 OBA

​What will my views by used for?

Your feedback is important as it will be used to help inform the development of the Licensing Policy.

What happens next?

All submissions made will be considered by the Licensing Committee on the 13 September 2022. This will then be further considered by Cabinet on the 12 October 2022 and Full Council 20 October 2022. Subject to approval the revised policy will come into force in October 2022.


​Council information is also available in audio, braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, please use one of the methods below:

  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0300 123 8 123
  • Textphone: 18001 01606 867670​​​
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