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Vary a premises licence

If you hold a premises licence and want make changes you must apply for a variation.

You can use this application to:

  • add licensable activities not already allowed
  • remove or alter conditions on the premises licence
  • alter the plan of the premises that the premises licence relates to

If you want to add the supply of alcohol to your licence you will need to identify someone as a designated premises supervisor (DPS) and they must complete the DPS consent form, and upload to Gov.uk along with your application.

You must display a public notice on the premises on the day after we have received your application. You must also publish a notice in a local newspaper within 10 working days of us receiving your application.

Once we get your application, a 28 day consultation starts. Representations against your application can be made during this time. These must be linked to:

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • protection of children from harm

If we get valid representations and can’t reach an agreement with you, your application will be decided by the licensing sub-committee. This is made up of elected councillors. The hearing must take place within 20 working days, starting the day after the 28 consultation ends.Allow at least two months for your application to be processed.

The application fee is based on the non-domestic rateable value of the premises:

  • band A: £100.00 plus £70 annual fee
  • band B: £190.00 plus annual £180 fee
  • band C: £315.00 plus annual £295 fee
  • band D: £450.00 plus annual £320 fee
  • band E: £ £635.00  plus annual £350 fee

Annual fees

When a premises licence is granted an annual fee is due on the date the licence was granted. This annual fee is dependent on the non domestic rateable value of the premises.

Laws and regulation

Premises licences are granted under the Licensing Act 2003.