Requesting a review

Any responsible authority or any interested party can, at any time, apply for a review of an existing premises licence/club premises certificate on grounds relating to one of the 4 licensing objectives, namely where issues relate to public safety, public nuisance, protection of children and crime and disorder are noted.

How to request a review

The person making the application for a review must send a copy to the licensing authority, to the holder of the premises licence/club premises certificate and to all responsible authorities on the same day. 

The application for a review must be made on the application form:

Interested parties

Interested parties are any of the following:

  • a person living in the vicinity
  • a body representing persons who live in the vicinity
  • a person involved in a business in that vicinity
  • a body representing persons involved in such businesses 

What happens next

Once a relevant application for a review is received we must:

  • advertise the application for the review and invite representations by 'interested parties' and 'responsible authorities'
  • give details of time period by which representations should be made 

We can reject an application for a review if we are satisfied that it is:

  • not relevant to any of the 4 licensing objectives
  • it is considered to be frivolous or vexatious
  • it is considered to be repetitious 

Where a review is rejected applicants will be notified of the decision and the reason for the decision.

Hearings and appeals

Where a request for a review is accepted, a hearing will be held by the licensing committee to consider the application and any relevant representations.

Once an application for a review of a premises licence has been decided, the holder of the premises licence, the person who requests the review and any other person who makes a relevant representation in relation to the application, can appeal against the decision, by giving notice of appeal to the local Magistrates within a period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the appellant was notified by the licensing authority of the decision appealed against.

Page last updated: 12 October 2020
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