The Licensing Act 2003 requires the City Council to carry out its licensing functions so as to promote the four licensing objectives. These are:

Prevention of crime and disorder

Protection of children from harm

Protection of public safety

Prevention of nuisance

Decisions on the granting of licenses are made by the Licensing Committee of the City Council.

When there is an application for a licence those living nearby can object if they so wish. Objections should be framed in terms of the licensing objectives listed above. They can be sent to the licensing section of the City Council by email –

In the area shown below bounded in black is the Jesmond Cumulative Impact Area (CIA).  For applications in this area applicants must show that if granted a liquor licence there will be no increase in the cumulative impact on the area. This policy covers public bars, off-licences and takeaways – BUT it does not cover licensed restaurants.

The CIA map is taken from Newcastle City Council draft licensing policy for 2023-28 that is the same area as used for 2018-23.  The area was extended in 2018 to include Brentwood Avenue.