Licensing act 2003 – representations and the public register
Representations (objections) can be made on a premises licence application (new and variation) and on review applications by any person, body or business but they must be relevant to at least one of the four licensing objectives:
• The prevention of public nuisance
• Public safety
• The prevention of crime and disorder
• The protection of children from harm
Applications are advertised by way of notices displayed at the premises, notices in the local newspaper and details shown on the council website. In most cases representations must be made within 28 days of the application being made.
The public register, containing details of all applications and licences, can be viewed during office hours by prior appointment only, alternatively contact us and we will be able to assist you.
Public representation form (Word document)
Making representations – NELC guidance note (word document)
Explanatory leaflet – representations and the licensing process (Word document)