A Personal Licence allows an individual to be a Designated
Premises Supervisor (DPS) at a licensed premise that sells or
The disclosure & declaration form must accompany a new
application. A personal licence
guide (Adobe PDF format, 79.7kb) has been prepared to help you
make your application.
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
If the applicant has any relevant convictions, the Licensing
Unit will notify the police of the application, who may formerly
object within 14 days. If an objection is received from the
police, a hearing will be arranged to determine the
If there are no objections and the applicant fulfils the criteria,
the licence will be granted.
National Fraud Initiative - Fair Processing Notice
This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it
administers, and to this end may use the information provided on
Personal Licence application forms for the prevention and detection
of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies
responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these
purposes. For further information see our National Fraud
As part of the application process, all applicants are
required to provide details of all convictions, cautions and fines
that may have accrued over time. The Council will handle such data
in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the principles
laid down by the Information Commissioner's Office and the
Council's Data Retention and Disposal Schedule.
The data is used as part of the statutory application process to
determine whether applicants
are suitable to hold the respective licence. This process may
include the information being presented to the Council's Licensing
and Gambling Committee for determination. For the purposes of the
Data Protection Act, the Council is the Data Controller and the
Data Protection Officer is Sylvia Smith, Senior Admin and
Electoral Services Officer, who can be contracted on 01695 577177
or email email@example.com