You can write to us to object to, or support, certain licensing applications or variations. This is known formally as 'making a representation'. You can also ask that an existing licence or certificate be reviewed.
Anyone can have a say about a licensing decision. You can also make a representation on behalf of a larger group eg a residents' or business association.
Check the online licensing register for current applications for premises licences and club premises certificates., and the
Your representation must relate to one or more of the licensing objectives.
When submitting a representation, you should:
Contact us if you have any questions about making a representation,
We'll check if your representation can be considered (ie does it relate to the licensing objectives), and let you know if it's not accepted as relevant, or if we consider it to be 'frivolous' or 'vexatious' eg because it's directly related to business competition.
We'll send a copy to the applicant and usually arrange a public hearing with the Licensing Sub-Committee.
Your representation will be included in the report published on our website. Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers will be removed from these documents, however your name and postal address will be included.
If you have a specific reason why you require your details to be withheld, please contact us.
The applicant and anyone who made a representation (or their representative), will be invited to the hearing.
At the hearing the Licensing Sub-Committee will decide whether to grant the application in full or in part, and under what conditions.
In some cases a hearing won't be required. All parties will need to agree to this and the Licensing Sub-Committee will make a decision based on the documents supplied.
If you disagree with the Licensing Sub-Committee's decision, you can appeal to the Magistrates' Court within 21 days.