Overprovision in the spotlight for boards

TWO Scottish licensing boards have launched overprovision consultations.

The boards, in Midlothian and Dundee, have given interested parties until April 30 and May 23 respectively to respond to the consultations.
The Midlothian review asks respondents to state whether they think each of the board’s 20 areas is overprovided. It follows a report from the Midlothian Alcohol Short Life Working Group.
And the Dundee survey asks respondents to state whether there are too many of a specific type of premises, and in which areas of the city. It comes after a report from the Dundee City Alcohol and Drug Partnership.
Both boards had stated their intention to consult on overprovision at a later date when publishing their most recent licensing policy statements.