Making a representation to a premises licence application

What happens after a representation has been made?

If we consider that the representations are relevant (i.e. are not frivolous or vexatious), it must hold a hearing to consider those representations - unless all parties can come to an agreement beforehand, and agree that a hearing is unnecessary.  For example, we may offer to try and resolve matters via a negotiated agreement outside a formal hearing.  You will need to decide if this is appropriate for you, but you can insist upon the hearing.

We will write to you to inform you of the date and time of the hearing and will explain the format of the hearing.

If an applicant withdraws their application after a hearing date has been arranged, we will let them know that the hearing has been cancelled. You should be aware that if you make representations about an application that is later withdrawn, and the applicant makes a new, amended application, your representations would not automatically be taken forward.  Any amended application would need to be re-advertised as set out above. You will then have the opportunity to decide whether to make representations about the new application.

Further information

For further information about making representations, please contact the Licensing Officer: