Application forms for the all licences that relate to the Licensing Act 2003 can be downloaded and printed from the Home Office website. Completed forms should be submitted to the Licensing Office. If you require the form to be checked prior to submission please call us first to arrange an appointment for you using the Contact Details box below.
Applicants will be expected to submit an application form, a plan of the premises, the relevant fee and where alcohol is to be sold a consent form from a personal licence holder and an operating schedule. This schedule will include the steps the applicant intends to take to promote the licensing objectives i.e.
- the prevention of crime and disorder
- public safety
- the prevention of public nuisance
- the protection of children form harm
Applicants must advertise the application and serve notice on the police and other responsible authorities.
Applications for a licence may be subject to representation and a hearing would be held to determine the application. Where no representations are received a licence is issued. Objections to the grant or variation of a premises licence can be made by 'responsible authorities', such as the police, fire service, environmental health officers, or any 'interested party'. The term 'interested party' can include local residents or businesses. In the event of an objection being lodged a hearing must be held to determine the application.
Please be aware that any submissions made will be open to public inspection at the Licensing Committee Hearings, which are open to the public to attend.