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Club licences - After you apply

It usually takes between one and three months from the start of 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 of the end of the consultation period.

The committee will consider the application and the evidence it hears.  They can decide to grant the certificate, change the conditions, exclude an activity from the certificate, suspend the certificate or withdraw the certificate.

An interested party is:

  • a person living near the premises
  • a person involved in a business near the premises

Any interested party may give us their views and make objections to an application. If this happens, a hearing will be held. If you make an objection, you'll be told if the application fails.

You can make an appeal, and so can anyone who objected to the application if they are unhappy with our decision. An appeal must be made to local Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the date you are told about our decision.

Once the licence is granted

If there are any changes to the rules or name of the club you must give us the details.

If a certificate is in place and the registered address of the club changes, you must tell us.

You may apply to us to vary a certificate. Please send the certificate with the application.




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