Comment on a licence application

The statutory representation period begins the day after a valid application is received by the licensing authority and lasts for 28 consecutive days. During this time there must be at least one public notice in a local paper and a blue A4 public notice displayed on site for 28 consecutive days.

How to make a representation

Any representations must relate to one of the four licensing objectives below:

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

We recommend that if you wish to object to an application for a premises licence, you use the representation form. 

Representations (objections) may not be made anonymously. Any representations that are received will be included in a report to the hearings panel. This report will be a public document and will be circulated to the parties involved prior to the hearing.

The application will also appear on the public register.

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