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Review of licences

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Review of licences

An application to review a premises licence or a club premises certificate can be made at any time. The application can be made by either an interested party (resident or business owner) or responsible authority.  

Applying to review a licence allows residents, businesses and responsible authorities to voice any concerns should they feel a premises is causing problems, but it must relate to one of the four licensing objectives which are:

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • protection of children from harm

Apply for the review of premises licence or club premises certificate

Before applying, read the guidance notes for details of how to apply, the eligibility criteria, fees and the documentation you will need to provide. Please download and complete the review of licence guidance and application form:

A copy of the application must also be sent to the premises licence holder and the responsible authorities listed in the guidance so it's received the same day as we receive the application.

Licence review process

We can reject any request for a review if we consider it to be frivolous, vexatious or a repetitious.

If we accept an application to review we must advertise the application and invite further representations about that premises from other interested parties and the responsible authorities. They have 28 days in which to make additional representations. 

We will then hold a hearing within 20 working days after the end of the 28 day representation period.