Sex Establishment Policy
Monday, July 18, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Review of Statement of Policy for Sex Establishment Venues
Who is to be involved?
The public consultation is open to all who are interested. A number of groups will be directly
informed and asked for their view. These are:
Elected Ward Councillors
Elected District Councillors will be involved throughout the process through:
More information and details of all the above groups are available on the Council’s website at www.midsussex.gov.uk/sci (subject to Data Protection Legislation).
Why people are being involved?
The ‘Statement of Policy’ sets out how the Council will administer it’s responsibilities for applications and determinations for a Sex Establishment Licence. A final version will be written taking into account the results of the consultation exercise.
This policy was first introduced during 2010.
It has now been reviewed by Council Officers.
There have been no legislative changes to affect the policy.
It is being presented for consultation, unchanged from the original in 2010.
When people will be involved?
Further details of the timetable are available at www.midsussex.gov.uk/sci
How people will be involved?
The consultation will be open to all and we will seek to inform and receive comment from the widest possible range of the community. We will:
 An Equalities Impact Assessment of the document is currently being carried out, and should this process identify any further targeted consultation which would be necessary, this would be incorporated into the Community Involvement Plan.
What happens to the results?
All comments will be treated equally, although it will be up to the elected Councillors to consider how to balance any conflicting opinions when drafting the final document.
Consultation report/s summarising the issues raised by responses received will be produced and published on the Council website. A notification that this report is available will be sent to all respondents who provide an email address and to all organisations listed in section 1 above. Hard copies of the summary will be placed in libraries, help points and District Council Office.