Premises Licences

Licensing Act 2003 explained

An introduction to the Licensing Act 2003. The legal requirements, what a licence can authorise you to do, how to apply for a licence and what type of licence you can apply for. Includes links to useful documents including our Statement of Licensing Policy.  

Licensable activities

Details of those activities that require a licence, such as selling or supplying alcohol, providing regulated entertainment (live or recorded music, films, plays etc.), or supplying late-night refreshment (hot food and drink after 23:00hrs).

Current applications, making comments, complaints and reviews

Details of current applications that are open to consultation. Commenting on an application either for or against the proposal. Making a complaint and appealing a decision of the Licensing Authority.

Apply for a new premises licence

How to apply for a new premises licence. Details on how to apply including application forms, application fees, and any additional supporting material that must accompany your application.

Variation of a premises licence

Extending current activities, adding new activities, or making significant changes to the plans of the premises. Details on how to apply including application forms, fees, and any additional supporting material that must accompany your application.

Minor variation of a premises licence

Small adjustments to licensing hours, conditions or to alter the layout of the premises. Details on how to apply including the application form, fee, and any additional supporting material that must accompany your application.

Transfer of a Premises Licence

How to transfer an existing premises licence from one licence holder to another. Details on how to apply including the application form, fee, and any additional supporting material that must accompany your application.

Designated Premises Supervisor

Information about the role of the designated premises supervisor (DPS) and how you can vary an existing licence to specify a DPS. Details on how to apply including the application form, fee, and supporting material that must accompany your application.

Club Premises Certificates

A Club Premises Certificate is a specific type of licence, only available to members clubs. They can be used to carry on licensable activities.