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You must make a full variation to your premises licence or club premises certificate if you are looking to make significant changes to your licence or certificate.
Please note: Depending on the changes it may be possible for you to submit a minor variation - premises licence or club premises certificate or DPS variation - premises licence.
See licence fees.
You can apply to vary a premises licence or club premises certificate through the following:
You will need to include a copy of the following:
A copy of your application must also be advertised to the 8 responsible authorities. We will do this on your behalf if you apply online.
You must also advertise your application in a noticeable location at the premises within a day and the local newspaper within 10 working days.
For an example layout, see ‘application advertisement notice example’ in the documents section.
There will be a consultation period of 28 days starting the day after we have received your application.
This time allows objections to be made from the following responsible authorities:
Objections must be based on the variation not promoting one or more of the following licensing objectives:
If no objections are received during this time, your variation will be granted the day after the end of the consultation period. You will receive your updated licence within 10 working days.
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:
A decision is usually made at the end of hearing. We will inform you once a decision has been made, along with the person who made the objection and the chief of police.
Anyone involved with the hearing can appeal an application if it is refused.
Appeals must be made to a Magistrates court within 21 days of the decision being made.
If you wish to take over a premises license, you must make an application to transfer a premises licence.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.