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Children in employment

Published: 16 January 2014

Guidance on the issues and requirements regarding children in work.

Intellectual Property Office

Published: 23 January 2014

Learn more about intellectual property and how to protect your IP rights.

Rebalancing the Licensing Act - Government Response to Consultation

Published: 16 January 2014

Details about Rebalancing the Licensing Act - Government Response to Consultation.

House to House Charitable Collections

Published: 16 January 2014

How to obtain a permit for charitable house to house collections.

Licensed Premises Gaming Machines Permits

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on gaming machine permits for licensed premises for category C or D machines.

Street collection regulations

Published: 16 January 2014

Details of regulations made by Portsmouth City Council with regard to street collections.

Street collection permits

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about Street Collection Permits and how to apply for one.

Statement of licensing principles

Published: 16 January 2014

Details of the statement of licensing principles.

Lottery registration

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about licensing requirements for lotteries, including how to register.

Media centre

Published: 23 January 2014

Information about Portsmouth City Council's media centre and press office opening times, contact number and email.

Age restricted sales

Published: 16 January 2014

Guidance for retailers to help enforce age-restricted products.

Club premises certificates

Published: 16 January 2014

Licensing information about the application process and regulation of club premises certificates.

Gambling Act 2005 - permits

Published: 23 January 2014

Information about the regulations and application process for permits under the Gambling Act 2005.

Gambling Act 2005 - provisional statements

Published: 23 January 2014

Information for obtaining a provisional statement before buying or leasing property or land.

Gambling Act 2005 - transitional arrangements

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on continuation and grandfather rights regarding licences and permits under the Gambling Act.

Personal licences

Published: 16 January 2014

How to apply for a personal licence, and information about how personal licences are regulated.

Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centre Permits

Published: 23 January 2014

How to apply for Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centre Permits.

Summary of recent licence applications

Published: 16 January 2014

Here you will find a Summary of Recent Licence Applications.

Club gaming and club machine permits

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on the permits required for gaming and gaming machines in clubs.

Sustainable design and construction

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about Sustainable Design and Construction.

International Trade

Published: 16 January 2014

Available sources of support for expanding your business beyond the UK.

Street entertainment authorisations

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on the permits required by buskers in the city.

Premises licences

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about applications and regulation of premises licences.

Scrap metal dealers

Published: 23 January 2014

Information for Scrap Metal Dealers.

Taxi licensing

Published: 16 January 2014

Taxi licensing information for Hackney carriages and private hire drivers can be found in the documents here.

Temporary event notices

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about Temporary Event Notices.

Hackney carriage vehicle licence

Published: 16 January 2014

Useful information about how to obtain a Hackney carriage vehicle licence.

Private hire vehicle licence

Published: 16 January 2014

Here you will find a general guide to the legal requirements, technical specifications, policies and requirements to obtain a private hire vehicle licence.

Private hire operator's licence

Published: 16 January 2014

How to apply for a private hire operator's licence.

Private hire driver's licence

Published: 16 January 2014

How to apply for a private hire driver's licence.

Hackney Carriage Driver's Licence

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on applying for a Hackney cab driver's licence.

Safeguarding information for childcare professionals

Published: 16 January 2014

Information and resources to support early years and childcare providers in their policy and practice for safeguarding and child protection.

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

Published: 16 January 2014

Information for operators regarding the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act.

Licensing

Published: 20 February 2014

Our pages about licences and permits for premises, taxis, gambling and more.

Regeneration

Published: 20 February 2014

Information about the various regeneration projects around the city.

Licensing Act 2003 - advice for residents

Published: 16 January 2014

Useful information on the Licensing Act 2003.

Licensing a sex establishment

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on the licences required for sex establishment premises.

Licensing committee

Published: 16 January 2014

Useful information on the licensing committee, and it's officers and responsibilities.

Licensing premises for Marriages and Civil Partnerships

Published: 20 May 2015

Information on how to apply to become a licensed premises for weddings or civil ceremonies.

Contaminated land

Published: 23 January 2014

Information about our contaminated land strategy, which sets out how the council meets its legal obligations around contaminated land, including inspecting, consulting and taking enforcement action.

Exemptions summary for Freedom of Information

Published: 23 January 2014

If people request information under the Freedom of Information (FOI) there are a number of exemptions that permit public authorities to withhold some or all of the information requested

Portsmouth City Council's FoI Policy

Published: 23 January 2014

This is about the Freedon of Information policy provided by Portsmouth city council.

Fees and Charging Policy - amended March 2010

Published: 23 January 2014

This is about the fees that could be applicable when requesting information under the Freedom of information Act and the Environmental information regulations

FoI fees and disbursements

Published: 23 January 2014

The page is about Freedon of information, data protection, Environmental Information Regulations fees and other legisaltion where fees are applied

Insurance policy details

Published: 18 August 2014

Information for solicitors about the council's insurance policy details.

Parking - apply , report or pay

Published: 20 February 2014

Popular activities and quick links to information on parking schemes, permits, dropped kerbs and 'Park and Ride'.

Procurement - access or search

Published: 20 February 2014

Popular activities and quick links to information about working with the council, contract opportunities and payments.

Portsmouth's preparations for climate change

Published: 16 January 2014

Portsmouth City Council's commitments to building resilience to climate change are described in the policy on this page.

Sustainability in Portsmouth

Published: 16 January 2014

How Portsmouth City Council has an important role to play in helping to deliver a more sustainable city.

Regeneration strategy

Published: 23 January 2014

Find out more about the council's Shaping the future regeneration strategy and the business growth and skills plan, and see copies of the documents.

Noise pollution

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on our approach to nuisance noise.

Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) report 2015

Published: 10 May 2015

Information on the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) which requires us to prepare a report on our energy conservation measures.

Development and Planning

Published: 20 February 2014

Our pages about development and planning services.

Environment - report or book

Published: 20 February 2014

Popular activities and quick links to information on pest control ,environmental issues and climate change.

Flood protection policies

Published: 23 January 2014

How Portsmouth City Council's overall aim is to reduce the risks to people and property from flooding including several assessments, listed on this page.

Environmental Information Regulations

Published: 23 January 2014

Where a request for Environmental information it should be dealt with under Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) - not Freedom of Information (FoI).

How climate change affects Portsmouth

Published: 16 January 2014

How Portsmouth City Council is committed to tackling the problem both by reducing our carbon emissions and by building resilience to climate change.

Business

Published: 20 February 2014

Our pages about information and support for businesses, including licensing and procurement.

Council carbon footprint reduction reports

Published: 16 January 2014

information on the council's commitment to tackling climate change.

Flood support - grants to help stop more flooding

Published: 28 March 2014

Information about support if you experience a flood

Road safety in Portsmouth

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on how the council aims to achieve a safer road network for the people of Portsmouth.

Licensing policy statement and our pledges

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on the council's approach to licensing services.

Local Transport Plan 3

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on Portsmouth City Council's up-to-date local transport plan.

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2015

Published: 11 November 2014

Information on how to have your say in our pharmaceutical needs assessment.

Lists and registers

Published: 23 January 2014

This is about all the lists that the Council hold and public registers. The page shows the gifts and hospitality register that all council staff and councillors have to complete if they are given anything as a present.

Business support - Search, enquire or sign-up

Published: 20 February 2014

Popular activities and quick links to information on available sites, professional support and marketing.

Business information in Central Library

Published: 16 January 2014

Find out about business information available at the Central Library.

Information and reference services

Published: 16 January 2014

Find out about information and reference services available.

Libraries - what you can borrow or download

Published: 16 January 2014

A list of what you can borrow or download from libraries.

UTC Portsmouth

Published: 10 March 2015

Information on Portsmouth's upcoming University Technical College.

Private Sector Housing - Financial Assistance Policy

Published: 23 January 2014

Information about the council's policy on providing financial help for residents and landlords to improve the condition of homes in the city.

Climate change - Portsmouth's priorities

Published: 16 January 2014

How Portsmouth City Council is working with public and private businesses, voluntary organisations and residents, to raise awareness of climate change issues,

Saving energy

Published: 16 January 2014

How Portsmouth City Council is working to promote greener ways of living for home and at work.

Food safety

Published: 23 January 2014

How our environmental health team enforces food safety and supports businesses to maintain satisfactory food standards.

Pest control

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on our pest control team and the services available to residents and businesses.

Pollution control

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on how the council regulates noise and air pollution, and how to report it.

Licensing - apply , pay or search

Published: 03 October 2016

Popular activities and quick links to information on how to make or view a licence application.

Building control services

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on how the building control service regulations ensures work is completed within building regulations.

People and skills

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about the employment strengths, skills and qualifications in Portsmouth

Aerospace sector

Published: 16 January 2014

Useful information about the aerospace sector in Portsmouth.

Business continuity - in an emergency

Published: 16 January 2014

Emergency continuity advice for local businesses.

Business Enterprise Centres

Published: 23 January 2014

Facilities and contact information for the three enterprise centres run by Portsmouth City Council

Business premises

Published: 16 January 2014

Help to find a building, office or location for your business.

Business Sectors

Published: 23 January 2014

Bye-laws - Child Employment

Published: 16 January 2014

Guidance on the legislation and bye-laws regarding children in work.

Children in entertainment

Published: 16 January 2014

Guidance on the issues and requirements regarding children participating in entertainment.

Conference & meeting room venues

Published: 23 January 2014

Advice on where you can hold conferences, meetings and corporate events in Portsmouth.

Corporate assets

Published: 23 January 2014

Contact details for all corporate assets issues including buying and renting properties.

Corporate social responsibility

Published: 16 January 2014

Information for businesses regarding their social and environmental obligations.

Cosham Shopping Centre

Published: 23 January 2014

Information and support for retail businesses in Cosham.

Creative industries

Published: 23 January 2014

An introduction to the creative industries in Portsmouth.

Filming in Portsmouth

Published: 10 March 2014

Information about Portsmouth's locations and filming policy.

Government support for SMEs

Published: 16 January 2014

The types of support the government offers small to medium businesses.

Graphic design services

Published: 16 January 2014

Find out what services the council's design team can offer your business.

Grow your business

Published: 16 January 2014

Advice and links to support to help grow your business.

Help in the economic downturn

Published: 16 January 2014

Details of support available to businesses affected by the economic downturn.

Hotel Opportunities

Published: 23 January 2014

Details and studies on future opportunities to develop hotels in Portsmouth.

Industrial developments

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on the development of industrial sites across the city.

Invest

Published: 16 January 2014

Advice for potential investors or businesses considering investing in Portsmouth.

Late night economy

Published: 23 January 2014

Information for businesses about Portsmouth's late night industries.

Living in the Portsmouth Area

Published: 23 January 2014

Information about living in Portsmouth for workers and businesses wanting to locate.

Local economy

Published: 23 January 2014

Information about the Portsmouth's local economy and industries.

Market Stalls and Concessional Pitches

Published: 16 January 2014

Details on how to arrange selling products on a market stall or concessional pitch.

Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH)

Published: 23 January 2014

An introduction to the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) and its work to map out the future of the region.

Portsmouth Business Crime Reduction Partnership

Published: 23 January 2014

How businesses can contribute to reducing crime in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Overview

Published: 23 January 2014

An overview of Portsmouth as a business location, with useful links to commercial property agents.

Portsmouth shopping study

Published: 23 January 2014

Information for retailers from the most recent shopping studies for Portsmouth.

Portsmouth: the great waterfront city

Published: 17 April 2014

Guidance for organisations interested in promoting Portsmouth using the 'great waterfront city' branding.

Portsmouth's key statistics

Published: 16 January 2014

Business data and statistics about Portsmouth.

Redundancy support

Published: 16 January 2014

Support for employees and employers with redundancy issues.

Relocating to Portsmouth

Published: 23 January 2014

Information about services and support for relocating your business to Portsmouth.

Retail sector

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on developments and support for the retail sector in Portsmouth.

Shaping the Future of Portsmouth

Published: 16 January 2014

An introduction to Shaping the Future of Portsmouth - a strategy for economic growth and prosperity which has inspired the formation of a broad coalition of businesses to help shape the city.

Starting a business

Published: 14 November 2014

Find out about the support offered by the council to new business startups.

Sustainable business

Published: 16 January 2014

A range of resources to help make your business more environmentally friendly.

Transport for businesses

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on Portsmouth's business transport links.

Workplace health

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about the Work Health and Wellbeing Hallmark, developed by the council for local businesses

Community right to challenge

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on the right to challenge, which makes it easier for voluntary, community or council staff groups to bid to run council services.

Contract opportunities with us

Published: 23 January 2014

Information and advice below on the council's procurement process.

Fairtrade

Published: 16 January 2014

Details on how Portsmouth has achieved recognition as a Fairtrade City.

Find contract opportunities using In-Tend

Published: 23 January 2014

A guide to In-Tend, the e-sourcing system used by the council to manage all tender opportunities.

Freedom of Information advice for contractors

Published: 27 February 2015

How Freedom of Information (FoI) applies to some private companies that perform public functions.

Payment cards for council suppliers

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on purchasing cards which streamlines the purchasing process for the council and its suppliers.

Small & medium enterprises - concordat

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on the council's commitment to small and medium enterprises.

Sub contractor and supplier opportunities

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on how businesses can enter the supply chain as sub-contractors or suppliers.

Sustainable and responsible procurement

Published: 16 January 2014

How the council ensures procuring goods and services has minimal environmental impact.

Tendering

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on the council's procurement and tendering process.

Using council logo and branding

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on using the council's clear, recognisable visual identity.

Traffic regulation orders 2016

Published: 22 December 2015

A listing of Information about this year's traffic regulation orders.

Emergency planning

Published: 17 March 2014

How the council plans for civil contingency in an emergency.

Amenities on the highway - permits

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on obtaining a permit to place tables, chairs and display stands outside your premises.

Portsmouth Compact

Published: 25 March 2015

Information on the principles guiding the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

Product safety

Published: 16 January 2014

Trading standards, legislation and tips for checking children's toys conform to legislation

Council Committees

Published: 18 October 2016

Bodies where a number of Councillors meet to discuss and decide or recommend decisions on the business of the Council

Street trading consent

Published: 16 January 2014

Licensing requirements for those who trade in the street.

Premises licences at a gambling venue

Published: 23 January 2014

How to obtain a premises licence for a gambling venue.

PCMI sign manufacturing

Published: 16 January 2014

A list of signage products and services offered by Portsmouth Craft and Manufacturing Industry (PCMI)

Big Screen Portsmouth

Published: 16 January 2014

Find out about the Big Screen and how to advertise.

Business rates - FOI requests

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on non domestic rates FOI requests

Snow and ice on the roads

Published: 23 January 2014

This page explains how Portsmouth City Council and its road maintenance contractor, Colas, prepare for winter on the roads.

Health and safety

Published: 23 January 2014

How our environmental health team investigates accidents and complaints, and promotes health and safety in the workplace.

Review of premises licences/club premises certificates

Published: 16 January 2014

Guidance and information on how to apply for a review of a premises licence, and what the process involves.

Road and traffic regulation changes

Published: 16 January 2014

Find out about traffic regulation orders and stopping up orders around the city.

Invest In Portsmouth

Published: 16 January 2014

Links to information on what Portsmouth can offer businesses.

Conservation areas

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on conservation areas with special architectural or historic interest.

Business properties for rent or sale

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on commercial properties available to rent or buy from the council.

Recruitment and Training support

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on education and training opportunities available in Portsmouth.

Property Marking - SmartWater

Published: 23 January 2014

property marking system to improve security in the home or workplace

Licensing - online applications & public register

Published: 16 January 2014

View our public registers of licensees in Portsmouth, and links to our online licensing system, PublicAccess.

Training services for businesses

Published: 21 January 2016

Information on how our learning and development team could help your business.

Working with us - an introduction

Published: 23 January 2014

Information about the council's approach to procuring goods and services, including how to find procurement opportunities.

Air quality and pollution SPD

Published: 28 May 2014

Information and documents for the air quality and pollution supplementary planning document.

Annual monitoring reports

Published: 16 January 2014

Annual monitoring reports showing how planning policies contribute towards city regeneration.

Area Action Plans

Published: 16 January 2014

Information regarding major regeneration of specific growth areas.

Building control - starting work & site inspections

Published: 23 January 2014

Information regarding site inspections prior to building work commencement.

Changes to permitted development rights for household extensions

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on temporary relaxations in planning procedures.

Changes to Planning Procedures in relation to demolition

Published: 23 January 2014

Updated information if you are seeking approval for the demolition of a building.

City Centre Masterplan

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on the city centre masterplan, setting out regeneration of key areas in Portsmouth.

CIL examination

Published: 16 January 2014

Information regarding the Community Infrastructure Levy charging schedule.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Published: 23 January 2014

Information regarding the Community Infrastructure Levy applied to developments in Portsmouth.

Developing Contaminated Land

Published: 16 January 2014

Guidance regarding the development of contaminated land.

Eastney Beach SPD

Published: 08 October 2014

Information on the current Eastney Beach draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Hampshire minerals and waste plan

Published: 16 January 2014

The minerals and waste plan for sustainable development in Hampshire.

Food and drink uses on Albert Road - SPD

Published: 23 January 2014

Planning policies regarding food and drink uses along Albert Road.

Help and advice on building regulations

Published: 16 January 2014

Advice on building regulations covering various aspects of construction for different types of building.

Housing standards SPD

Published: 23 January 2014

Information and guidance for developers regarding housing standards.

Local Development Framework - evidence base documents

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on evidence supporting the Local Development Framework.

Local Development Scheme

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on the Local Development Scheme.

Neighbourhood Plans

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on neighbourhood planning, enabling communities to make decisions on their areas.

Planning - agreements and obligations

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on the planning obligations developers must adhere to.

Planning - application appeals

Published: 16 January 2014

Information for appealing against refused planning permission.

Planning - application, process & fees

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on planning application fees and the decisions process.

Planning - applications, view and comment online

Published: 22 August 2016

How to monitor the progress or make comments on a planning application online.

Planning - conservation

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on conservation areas and listed buildings in Portsmouth.

Planning - enforcement policy

Published: 16 January 2014

How the council enforces breaches of planning regulations.

Portsmouth City Local Plan (adopted 2006)

Published: 16 January 2014

Details of the plan for Portsmouth, some of which has been replaced by the Portsmouth Plan.

Seafront masterplan

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about Portsmouth's 15-year seafront masterplan.

Site allocations

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about potential development sites in Portsmouth, identified in the city's site allocation plan.

Solent Special Protection Areas

Published: 18 March 2014

Information on the supplementary planning document to mitigate the impact of development around special protection areas.

Statement of Community Involvement

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about our statement of community involvement, including your views on the draft statement.

Student halls of residence - supplementary planning document

Published: 20 June 2014

Information on the student halls of residence supplementary planning document.

Submitting a building notice application

Published: 23 January 2014

Information about building notice applications, which are used for smaller alterations to properties.

Submitting a full plans application

Published: 23 January 2014

Help on how to submit a building control full plans application.

Submitting a planning application

Published: 16 January 2014

How to submit a planning application, including background information, guidance documents and forms.

Tall Buildings

Published: 16 January 2014

Information and documentation for developers designing tall buildings in Portsmouth.

The Local Plan

Published: 16 January 2014

The Local Plan provides spatial planning policies for Portsmouth.

The Portsmouth Plan (adopted 2012)

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about Portsmouth's plan for housing, employment, retail and infrastructure development.

Tree works and Tree Preservation Orders

Published: 16 January 2014

Information about tree preservation orders and trees in conservation areas.

Achieving Employment and Skills Plans

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on our strategy to increase training and job opportunities locally.

Business Growth & Skills plan

Published: 16 January 2014

Introduction to the strategy for business growth and workforce improvement.

City Centre Regeneration

Published: 16 January 2014

Information around planned city centre regeneration projects in Portsmouth.

City Deal

Published: 16 January 2014

Describing how, in co-operation with neighbouring authority, government funds have been released to develop Tipner and Horsea Island

City Deal sites

Published: 16 January 2014

Updates and information on the City Deal redevelopment projects

Dunsbury Park

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on the development of business facilities at Dunsbury Park.

Rent a garage or parking space or buy land from the council

Published: 16 January 2014

How to rent a council garage or parking space - or buy a small area of land from us.

Hotwalls studios

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on plans to convert the currently vacant arches in old Portsmouth into artist studio spaces.

Regeneration of The Hard

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on the planned regeneration of The Hard, including a proposed £7m new transport interchange.

Southsea town centre improvements

Published: 16 January 2014

Overview of planned improvements and progress to date

Payments to suppliers

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on monthly payments made to our suppliers.

Preventing Underage Sales staff training

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on Preventing Underage Sales staff training.

Central Cosham improvements

Published: 16 January 2014

The latest on the Cosham High Street improvement works.

Advertise with Portsmouth City Council

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on the number of advertising opportunities the council offers around the city.

Developing Portsmouth

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on the development of areas across the city.

Assets of community value and community right to bid

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on the Community Right to Bid, which enables communities to 'stop the clock' on the sale of valued community assets.

Council tax - changes you need to tell us

Published: 09 March 2015

Tell us about a changes in your circumstances.

Marine sector

Published: 16 January 2014

Background and information on Portsmouth's marine industry.

Business rates

Published: 23 January 2014

Information on business rates, sometimes known as non-domestic rates.

Licensing decisions

Published: 16 January 2014

Lists of licensing decisions made by the council since 2010.

Local authority searches and local land charges

Published: 16 January 2014

Information regarding local authority land searches as part of the conveyancing process.

Traffic regulation orders 2017

Published: 22 December 2016

A listing of Information about this year's traffic regulation orders.

Licensing Act 2003 - statement of licensing policy

Published: 16 January 2014

Information on the council's licensing policy.

Road works

Published: 05 January 2017

View planned roadworks in the City.

Gambling Act 2005

Published: 16 January 2014

Licensing information surrounding the Gambling Act and how it is regulated.