A provisional licence can be applied for to obtain authorisation for the proposed use of a premises where premises are being or are about to be constructed, extended or otherwise altered for the purpose of being used for one or more licensable activities 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). A provisional statement can be applied for to obtain authorisation for the licensable activities although you will subsequently be required to apply for a premises licence upon the completion of the works.
Will tacit consent apply?
Tacit consent will apply.
This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the Council by the end of the target period.
At the end of the consultation period if no representations are received the licence will be granted and issued within further 2 weeks. The consultation period is 28 days from the day after the application is received. If representations are received a hearing will be held with 20 working days of the end of the consultation.
A decision notice will be sent within 10 working days of the determination.