Licensing Act 2003 - premises licence

How to apply for a premises alcohol licence.

What is a premises licence?

A premises licence authorises the use of any premises (vehicle, vessel or moveable structure or any place or a part of any premises), for licensable activities. A single licence covers all activities. However, if alcohol is sold or supplied a personal licence holder and a designated premises supervisor are a mandatory requirement.

Licensable activities include the following:

  • Sale by retail of alcohol
  • A performance of a play
  • An exhibition of a film
  • An indoor sporting event
  • A boxing or wrestling entertainment
  • A performance of live music
  • Any playing of recorded music
  • Dancing
  • Any entertainment of a similar description to that falling within the performance of live music, the playing of recorded music and dancing
  • Late night refreshment (hot food or hot drink between 11pm and 5am)
     

Licensing Act 2003 Policy

All applicants are strongly advised to read the council's Icon for pdf Licensing Act 2003 Policy Statement 2017 - 2022 [482.05KB] .
 

Pay your annual premises licence fee

You will need pay an annual fee due on the anniversary date of when your premises licence was granted.

Pay your premises licence fee
 

Application forms and documents

Application for a new premises licence

Icon for word Premises licence application [180.63KB]

Icon for word Consent of individual to being specified as premises supervisor [318KB]

Licensing Act 2003 fees and charges

Licensing Act 2003 statutory consultees
 

Application to vary a premises licence

Icon for word Application to vary a premises licence [110.95KB]

Icon for word Consent of individual to being specified as premises supervisor [318KB]

Licensing Act 2003 fees and charges

Licensing Act 2003 statutory consultees

 

Changing a designated premises supervisor

Icon for word Application to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor [363KB]

Icon for word Consent of individual to being specified as premises supervisor [318KB]

 

Transferring a premises licence

Icon for word Application to transfer a premises licence [504KB]

Icon for word Consent of premises licence holder to transfer [310.5KB]

 

Application for a minor variation to a premises licence

Icon for word Premises minor variation application [74.34KB]

Minor variations to premises licences or club premises certificates - guidance for applicants

 

Additional forms and documents

Icon for word Request to be removed as a designated premises supervisor [43KB]

Icon for pdf Application to disapply a DPS at a community premises [162.0KB]

Icon for word Interim Authority Notice under the Licensing Act 2003 [478KB]

Icon for word Notification of an interest in a premises licence under Section 178 [406KB]

Icon for word Premises provisional statement application [463.5KB]

Icon for word Application for the review of a premises licence or club premises certificate under the Licensing Act 2003 [368KB]

 

Club premises certificates

Icon for word Club premises application [725KB]

Icon for pdf Club premises certificate - guidance for applicants [334.04KB]

Icon for word Declaration for a club premises certificate to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 and application for a club premises certificate [127.01KB]

Icon for word Application to vary a club premises certificate [154.99KB]

Icon for pdf Application for a minor variation o a premises licence or club premises certificate [32.01KB]
 

Find out more about Premises Licenses

Further information is available on our Licensing Act 2003 - Premises frequently asked questions page. 

We also publish for consultation a list of  Applications made under the Licensing Act 2003

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