A Premises Licence is a licence granted in relation to a specific premises.
Specified on the licence will be:
- Nature of the licensable activities;
- hours of operation related to those activities;
- and any applicable conditions.
A Premises Licence will last for the lifetime of the business unless:
- The application is for a licence over a shorter period of time;
- the premises licence holder details change;
- or the licence is cancelled, surrendered or revoked.
How to apply
You can apply and pay for premises licences online. Payment can be made by debit or credit card.
For the current cost, please see: Licence fees.
- Vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor: Apply online .
- Consent to be designated: Apply online .
- Designated premises supervisor to be disapplied: Apply online .
- Request to be removed as designated premises supervisor: Apply online .
Notice 1 : Public notice of application for grant/variation of premises licence / club premises certificate.
To be displayed on the Premises, please refer to guidance notes:
Notice 2: Notice of application for grant/variation of premises licence/club premises certificate.
To be completed and placed in the relevant newspaper, please refer to guidance notes:
Notice 3: Certificate of Posting of a Public Notice.
Declaration that Notice 1 has been displayed on the Premises (to be returned to Licensing Unit):
Making a representation
The Licensing Act 2003 allows residents or businesses to make representations for or against the operation of the business for which a licence is being applied.
Local residents and businesses in the vicinity of the premises may make representations. This is providing that they are relevant to any of the licensing objectives, which are:
- The prevention of crime and disorder;
- public safety;
- the prevention of public nuisance;
- and the protection of children from harm.
Representations must be submitted, in writing, by interested parties within 28 days, beginning the day after the date on which the application was given to the Licensing Authority.
Representation should be sent to:
What happens if relevant representations are made?
If representations are made, the Licensing Authority will arrange a hearing of the application by 3 members of the Licensing and Regulatory Committee sitting as a Sub Committee.
If you would like to discuss your concerns prior to submitting representations, contact the Licensing Team above. Officers may be able to arrange a meeting with the applicant to agree on ways to address your concerns, without the need for a hearing.