If there are problems concerning a premises that has been granted a premises licence or club premises certificate, you can ask for a review of the licence.
A responsible authority or any other person can request a review.
Reviews can't be made anonymously. If you are concerned about possible intimidation, you could consider approaching the relevant responsible authority to see if they would apply for a review.
The review must relate to one or more of the licensing objectives, which are:
Problems must be linked to a particular premises. A review would normally be rejected, for example, if it related to a general issue of crime and disorder in a town centre unless it could be shown to be caused by or linked to a particular premises.
Requests for reviews will be rejected if they are considered to be:
You should try to resolve the matter outside the formal review process. This could involve:
If you decide to apply for a review:
Complete and return the premise licence review application form
You will need to send a copy of your application and supporting documents to each of the responsible authorities and to the licence holder.
If we reject your application, we will write to you explaining the reasons why.
If we accept your application, we will advertise it for 28 days. This is done by placing a notice at the premises. Responsible authorities and other people can make representations about the review during this time.
We will organise a hearing of the licensing sub-committee (unless all parties agree that it is unnecessary) to consider the application. At the hearing, the committee will hear evidence from all parties and may ask further questions.
The licensing sub-committee will make a decision. They may:
We will write to confirm the decision and how you can appeal.