Premises licences - After you apply
It usually takes between one and three months from the start of the application.
When you make your application, you must put a notice on the premises and a notice in the local press. There will then be a consultation period of 28 days for authorities, local residents and businesses to support or object to the application after thinking about the following:
- prevention of crime and disorder
- public safety
- prevention of public nuisance
- child protection
If objections are made against an application which cannot be resolved, then the application will be heard by our licensing committee. The hearing must be carried out within 20 working days from the end of the consultation period.
The committee will consider the application and the evidence. They can decide to grant the licence, change the conditions, exclude an activity from the licence, refuse to specify a Designated Premises Supervisor on the licence or reject the application. We'll let you and the police know about the decision we make about your licence.
You can make an appeal, and so can anyone who made representation to the application if they are not happy with our decision. Any appeal must be made to local Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the date you are told about our decision.