Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
This Act (as amended by Policing and Crime Act 2010) categorises lap-dancing and similar premises as sexual entertainment venues (SEVs). When the amendments to the Act came in to force in it required each premises providing relevant entertainment to reapply for an SEV licence, unless they were exempt under the Act. Any other premises is free to apply for an SEV licence.
SEV licences must be renewed each year by application to the City Council.
Residents may object to application for a new SEV licence, for a variation of an SEV licence or for the renewal of an SEV licence.
Relevant grounds for objection under the Act are different to those for the alcohol/entertainment licensing and gambling licensing regimes.