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Objecting to Licence Applications

Residents and businesses are able to comment on applications for Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates.

You may wish to contact the licensing team first to discuss any concerns you may have about an application. We can provide advice on your options.

If you wish to formally object to an application, then any objection must be in writing and be received before the relevant consultation period ends. You must include your name and address and detailed reasons for your objection.  Please ensure you make objections to the correct Authority.  If you need further details please see our  Responsible Authorities [115KB]  document

Details of current applications, including the deadline for comments, can be found on our Notices of Application page.

Objections may only be made on the grounds that the application would undermine one or more of the Licensing Objectives:

  • crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • public nuisance
  • protecting children from harm

Objections on any other grounds, or which are frivolous or vexatious, will be rejected.

Objections are shared with applicants. Names and addresses may be disclosed unless you specifically ask us to withhold your details.

Objections against applications may result in the matter going to a public hearing. You can attend the hearing and put forward your objection in person, or be represented.

See the Guidance Notes for interested parties for more information. 

Reviews of Premises Licences

If you wish to object to a licence that has already been granted then there is a process by which a Review can be called of a Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate.

Any resident, business or responsible authority can apply for a review of a Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate if they believe that its current operation is undermining one or more of the licensing objectives. To apply for a review please complete our form:

Once an application for review has been made other parties can also submit representations in support of the review.

If you wish to make an application to review a premises licence then please contact the Licensing Authority in the first instance for advice.

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