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New premises licence

A premises licence is required to authorise the use of a premises for licensable activities.

This includes the sale or supply of alcohol, regulated entertainment, provision of facilities for music and dancing, and late night refreshment (the provision of hot food or drink between 2300 and 0500 hours).

Please refer to the licence fees, licensing policy and the help and guidance sections of our website when making your application.



By post:

The consent form must accompany a new application. A Premises Licence and Club Premises Certificate Guide (PDF 186kb) has been prepared to help you make your application.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes, after the 28 day consultation period has expired if no representations have been received from Responsible Authorities or Interested Parties, then the licence is granted as applied for. The licence will be issued to you shortly after.

A copy of the application will be provided by the Licensing Unit to the Responsible Authorities by no later than the first working day after the application is received.

Please note: this only related to applications submitted online. You are required to serve a copy of the application, including the accompanying documentation, to the “responsible authorities” on the same day as the application is given to the Licensing Unit if posting the application.

The consultation period is 28 days from receipt of the application. At the end of the consultation period if no representations have been made the licence will be granted and issued with a further 2 weeks.

If relevant representations are made against the application, a hearing will be held within 20 working days after end of consultation period, where the matter will be decided by a Licensing Sub-Committee.

A decision notice will be sent within 10 working days of the determination.