Review of premises licences or club premises certificates
Sometimes, activities at licensed premises and clubs can lead to problems. When this happens, the council will try and resolve the issues informally. Any of the responsible authorities, or other parties defined under the Act, can apply for a licence to be reviewed. A review can consider matters arising at the premises in connection with licensable activities and the four licensing objectives:
- the prevention of crime and disorder
- public safety
- the prevention of public nuisance
- the protection of children from harm.
If the licensing authority considers action is appropriate under its statutory powers, it may take any of the following steps:
- Modify the conditions of the premises licence. For example reduce the hours of opening, or by requiring door supervisors at particular times.
- Exclude a licensable activity from the scope of the licence. For example, exclude the performance of live music or recorded music.
- Remove the designated premises supervisor, for example, because they consider that the problems are the result of poor management.
- Suspend the licence for a period not exceeding three months.
- Revoke the licence.
On receipt of an application for a review of a licence, interested parties and responsible authorities have 28 days to make relevant representations in writing. Anyone making a representation in support of the review application must state why they agree the relevant licensing objectives are not being promoted by the licence holder. Anyone making a representation against the application for a review must state why they believe the licence holder is promoting the licensing objectives.
The Licensing Authority must advertise the review application:
- at the licensed premises subject to the review
- at the council's offices
- on the council's website.
Current reviews under consultation
There are currently no reviews under consultation.