Any person or responsible authority can object to a Premises licence or variation of a premises licence to provide the sale of alcohol, entertainment or hot food and drink between 11pm and 5am.

For a list of current applications please visit the application notices and licence reviews page.

Who is considered a responsible authority?

  • Police
  • Fire and Rescue Service
  • Environmental Protection
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Planning
  • Child Protection
  • Trading Standards
  • LCC Public Health Licensing

Consultation period

There is a consultation period of 28 days after an application is received.

This time allows objections to be made from the following responsible authorities:

  • Police
  • Fire and Rescue Service
  • Environmental Protection
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Planning
  • Child Protection
  • Trading Standards
  • LCC Public Health Licensing

If no objections are received during this time, the licence will be granted the day after the end of the consultation period.

Objection criteria

Objections must be based on the licence not meeting one or more of the following licensing objectives:

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

Hearings

If objections are made against the application, a hearing will be held within 20 working days from the end of the consultation period. The decision to grant or refuse the application will be decided by the Licensing Sub Committee.

If a hearing is held the licence can be:

  • Granted
  • Granted subject to additional conditions
  • Refused

A decision will be made within five working days after the hearing. We will inform the applicant, along with the person who made the objection and the chief of police.

Appeals

Appeal can be made if an application is refused.

Appeals must be made to a Magistrates court within 21 days of the decision being made.