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Variations to Premises Licence

How to apply for a Variation to a Premises Licence

There are two types of Licence Variation - Full or Minor

A premises licence holder can apply to the licensing authority, using the Contact Details box below, to vary the licence. Variations could include the opening times of the premises, or even changes to the layout of the premises covered by the licence. More probably, it will relate to the licensable activities of the licence or conditions attached to the licence. The process is different for either a Full or Minor variation. 


Full Variation

Application forms and further information of how to vary a premises licence are available from the Home Office website 

Minor Variation

Application forms and further information about Minor Variations are available from the Home Office website

However, you can contact the Licensing Office using the Contact Details box below. 


How to Object to a Licence Variation (Full or Minor)

Minor Variations

You should be aware that in the case of minor variations, there is no right to a hearing (as for a full variation or new application), but licensing authorities must take any relevant representations into account in arriving at a decision. (Representations are only relevant if they clearly relate to the likely effect of the grant of the variation on the promotion of at least one of the licensing objectives.  

Interested parties (such as local residents) have ten working days from the ‘initial day’, i.e., the day after the application is received by the licensing authority to submit representations.

The licensing authority must wait until this ten working day period has elapsed before determining the application, but must do so at the latest within 15 working days, beginning on the first working day after the authority received the application, with effect either that:

  • the minor variation is granted; or,

  • the application is refused.

If the licensing authority fails to respond within 15 days the application will be treated as refused and the authority must return the fee. 

If the application is refused and is re-submitted through the full variation process, the regulations applicable to full variations will apply.


Full Applications

For a Full Variation application, interested parties have 28 consecutive days to make a representation, the timetable starts on the day after the day on which the application was given to the Licensing Authority.

More information about making an Objection to a Licence Variation can be found on the Home Office website or you can contact the Licensing Office using the Contact Details box below.


Current Premises Licence Variations

Current Applications for either Full or Minor Variation of a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 are listed below together with an online link to make an objection. The closing date by which to make an objection is noted below each entry.

* Any layout plans involved with alterations to Premises can be viewed, by appointment, at the Licensing Offices, please call to arrange an appointment beforehand. Contact details can be found in the Contact Details box below.

Also, please note that whilst an email can be accepted, a hard copy of your objection, in addition, must also be sent to the Licensing Authority, details of which are in the Contact Details box below.

Applications received and awaiting approval :- 

Received: 6th August 2015

Applicant: Malthurst Ltd

Premises: Malthurst Shortcross, Stourbridge Road, Halesowen, B63 3UA (DY/51/0808

Type of application: Variation

Details of variation applied for: 1)To make alterations to the premises as shown on the plan submitted to the Licensing Department 2) To remove the current conditions in the licence under the title ‘Steps taken in order to promote the four licensing objectives’ and to replace with new conditions as below.  

Steps taken in order to promote the four licensing objectives 

The prevention of crime and disorder

  1. A CCTV system will be installed, or the existing system maintained such system to be fit for purpose.
  2.  The CCTV system shall be capable of producing immediate copies on site, copies of recording will either be recorded on good quality video tape or digitally on to CD/DVD or other equivalent medium.
  3. Any recording will be retained and stored in a suitable secure manner for a minimum of 28 days and shall be made available subject to compliance with Data Protection legislation to the police for inspection on request.
  4. The precise positions of the camera may be agreed, subject to compliance with Data Protection legislation, with the police from time to time.
  5. The system will display on any recording the correct time and date of the recording.
  6. The CCTV will be maintained and fully operational throughout the hours that the premises are open for any licensable activities. 

Public safety

The premises licence holder will at all times maintain adequate levels of staff. Such staff levels will be disclosed on request to the licensing authority and police. 

Prevention of public nuisance

Adequate waste receptacles for use by customers shall be provided in and immediately outside the premises. 

Protection of children from harm

The premises licence holder will ensure that an age verification policy will apply to the premises whereby all cashiers will be trained to ask any customer attempting to purchase alcohol, who appears to be under the age of 25 years (or older if the licence holder so elects) to produce, before being sold alcohol identification being a passport or photocard driving licence bearing a holographic mark or other form of identification that complies with any mandatory condition that may apply to this licence.                

Object to this variation 

Closing date: 3rd September 2015 


Contacting the Licensing Office

Law & Governance, Unit 1, Hurst Business Park, Narrow Boat Way, Brierley Hill, DY5 1UF

telephone 01384 815489 or 01384 815377

fax 01384 812630

The office is open from 8.00am to 4.00pm daily. Applicants are seen by appointment only.

Disabled users of our service, please note that if possible could you contact us to make an appointment before visiting our offices, to enable us to meet your needs.

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