To view and comment on new applications and requests to vary existing licences, please visit our
If you intend to comment on an application, please see this guidance on making representations.
In the interests of fairness, your name and address will be disclosed to the applicant and included in the report to our Licensing Panel, which is a public document.
If you do not wish for your name and address to appear in the report, please contact our Licensing Team. If, after speaking with our Licensing Team, you still wish to remove your name from the report, you will then need to email or write to us, under separate cover, to confirm your request and the reason why.
In some circumstances, we may try and arrange an informal mediation meeting with the applicants to try and resolve common areas of concern.
Once our Licensing Panel has been confirmed, we will write to you to let you know the arrangements.
If you wish to speak at the meeting, or you want to give more information to the Committee, you must let us know at least five working days before it takes place.
All parties will have the opportunity of putting their case to the Licensing Panel at the hearing. They can also ask each other questions.
The Licensing Panel makes its decisions based on the Licensing Act, the statutory guidance issued to us by the Secretary of State, our own licensing policy, and the four licensing objectives:
The Panel can decide to grant the licence; grant the licence subject to certain conditions, or to refuse the licence.
We will write to you to confirm their decision.
If you disagree with the Panel’s decision you will have 21 days in which to appeal to the Magistrates’ court.
If you choose to submit an appeal you may be required to give evidence in court.