Before continuing, here are some things you need to know:

  • before applying for a licence, please make sure you read the guidance notes on the relevant page.

  • the best way to pay for a licence is online, with a credit or debit card. It's quick, easy and secure. To do this, please visit the online payments website

  • if you would like to apply for a scaffolding, hoarding, skip or placement of building materials on the pavement or highway, please visit our Highways & street lighting web pages

Current applications

These applications are open to representations from local residents and businesses.

Alcohol and entertainment

The Licensing Act 2003 brings together areas covering alcohol, public entertainment, theatres, cinemas, late night refreshment premises and night cafes.

Gambling licensing

Under The Gambling act 2005 the Council will licence gambling premises and issue a range of permits to authorise other gambling facilities in its area.

Street trading

If you want to sell, or offer to sell, any items or services in the street, you will need a Street trading licence.

Special treatment premises licence

Premises offering special treatments involving a degree of physical contact must have a Special treatments licence.