We grant premises licences to places that sell alcohol or provide entertainment such as pubs, nightclubs and music venues.
If you believe that a premises licence holder is not keeping to any of our 4 licensing objectives, you can make an application to review their licence.
The 4 licensing objectives are:
- the prevention of crime and disorder
- public safety
- the prevention of public nuisance
- the protection of children from harm
Before you apply for a formal review, you could try to resolve the issue by:
- talking to the licence holder to see if they’re prepared to rectify the issue
- asking the Licensing Team to talk to the license holder on your behalf
- asking your local MP or councillor to speak to the licence holder on your behalf
- reporting a noise problem to our Environmental Health team (if the problem is related to noise)
- reporting crime and disorder to the police (if the problem is related to crime)
To apply for a review of a premises licence or club premises certificate, you need to:
- complete the review of a premises licence or club premises certificate application form (odt)
- send the application form to the Licensing team and all responsible authorities
Your application will be stronger if other nearby residents, businesses and responsible authorities support your application.
If we decide to review a premises licence, there will be a 28-day period for representations.