If you want to make any changes to what is authorised by your
premises licence, you are required to make an application to vary
Possible changes include:
a) varying the hours during which a licensable activity is
b) adding licensable activities;
c) amending, adding or removing conditions within a licence;
d) and altering any aspect of the layout of the premises which is
shown on the plan.
Please refer to the licence fees, licensing policy and the help and guidance
sections of our website when making your application.
However, depending on the proposed changes, it may be possible
for you to submit a ‘Minor Variation’.
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 variation is granted as applied for.
The amended 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
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 the
A decision notice will be sent within 10 working days of the
Minor Variation applications
In order to make minor amendments to the licensable activities
and conditions on your licence, an application for a Minor
Variation may be submitted.
The following variations are excluded from the minor variation
- extend licensing hours for the sale or supply of alcohol for
consumption on or off the premises between the hours of 23:00 and
- to increase the amount of time on any day during which alcohol
may be sold or supplied for consumption on or off the
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes, 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
You must advertise your application for a period of 10 working
days starting on the first working day after the application was
made to the licensing authority.
During this period, the Licensing Authority will decide to consult
which (if any) Responsible Authorities it considers
Following this consultation period (consultation period is 14 days
from the day after the application is received), a decision must be
made by the Licensing Authority within a further 5 working
Change of Designated Premises Supervisor
Premises Licences that authorise the sale of alcohol must
specify an individual in the role of Designated Premises Supervisor
(DPS). If you wish to nominate a new Designated Premises Supervisor
on a premises licence, you must submit the application and
accompanying consent form.
The consent form must also accompany any application for
variation of DPS.