A premises licence can be issued to any premises that are open to the public for the sale of alcohol, late night refreshment and regulated entertainment. A premises licence is granted for life unless it is surrendered or revoked and has an annual fee which is payable on the anniversary of the date of issue.

For applications that have been submitted to the Licensing Authority by means of hard copy application form, the applicant must serve a copy to all the Responsible Authorities.

However, if this application has been submitted via the Online Licensing system there is no requirement to serve on the other Responsible Authorities, the Licensing Authority will arrange the consultation process.

  • In respect of applications made online
    The timescale for determining this application will be 28 days public consultation following the date of receipt of an acceptable and complete application by this Authority.
  • In respect of applications made by post or in person
    The timescale for determining this application will be 28 days public consultation following the date of receipt of an acceptable and complete application by ALL Responsible Authorities.

Once the public consultation period has expired, if no representation have been received, the Authority will issue the licence straight away. In cases where representations have been received, the Licensing Authority will arrange a public hearing to consider the matter within 28 days following the close of the consultation period. The applicant will be notified in writing of the decision within 5 working days of the hearing. 

For a valid application we require ALL the following forms/documentation in order for the application to be processed. Incomplete applications will be returned.

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Last updated: 6th February 2017