The Licensing Act provides a mechanism for interested parties, responsible authorities and club members to ask for a premises licence or club premises certificate to be reviewed. The same category of people who may object to a licence being granted or varied may apply for a review.
On what grounds can I ask for a review?
The request for the review of a premises licence or club premises certificate must be under one or more of the licensing objectives, which are:
- the prevention of crime and disorder;
- public safety;
- prevention of public nuisance; and
- the protection of children from harm.
How do I ask for a licence to be reviewed?
Complete the application form carefully, providing as much detail to support your application. Send the original to us and send a copy of it to:
- the premises licence holder or the club
- each of the responsible authorities
- You should also keep a copy for your records.
What happens then?
We will consider your application. For interested parties only - if the grounds for review are considered frivolous, vexatious or repetitious, or have already been considered we can refuse to review the licence. If this happens, we will tell you the reasons why.
If your application is accepted, we'll advertise that the licence is to be reviewed, other interested parties and responsible authorities will have 28 days to make representations.
At the end of that period, a hearing will be held before a licensing Sub-Committee within 20 working days to consider any representations.
The licence holder(s) and any other people making representations will be invited to attend.