Licensing Act 2003 - hearings

Hearing summary

If you don't think a new premises licence or club premises certificate, or a major variation to an existing one, should be granted and have made a written relevant representation objecting to an alcohol licence, you will be invited to a hearing. You can appoint someone to represent you at the hearing (that is, your local councillor; there are three for each ward) as long as they do not sit on our Licensing Committee.

The Licensing Sub-committee (three elected members of the council) will listen to all parties at the hearing and decide whether to grant the licence or certificate.

Last updated: ‎19/‎079‎/‎2023‎ ‎16‎:‎02