Provisional statement

This statement can be applied for where premises are being, or about to be constructed for licensable activities. This will give the owner some reassurance about whether a licence would be granted if the premises were built as set out in the application for the provisional statement. However, as a provisional statement is not an authorisation, the relevant permission must still be obtained in order to carry on licensable activities.

Apply for a provisional statement

Before applying, read the guidance notes for details of how to apply, the eligibility criteria, fees and the documentation you will need to provide.

Apply for a provisional statement


The fee for a provisional statement is £315

Provisional statement application process

The application should be advertised for a period of 28 days at the premises and a copy should also be advertised in the public notices section of the local newspaper.

After the 28 day consultation period has expired, if no representations have been received from responsible authorities or interested parties, then the licence is granted as applied for. We will issue the licence shortly after.

If we receive a representation from a responsible authority or interested party then the application may need to be considered by the licensing sub committee. A hearing will be arranged within 20 working days after the end of the representation period.