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).
The consent form must accompany a new application. A
Premises Licence and Club Premises Certificate Guide (Adobe PDF
format, 186kb) has been prepared to help you make your
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
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
A decision notice will be sent within 10 working days of the