Calling for a Review

Application for a review must be made on the appropriate form and submitted to us.  Copies must also be sent on the same day to the premises licence holder and to each of the responsible authorities.  Failure to send these copies may render the application as invalid.

We can refuse to pursue a review that is deemed to be malicious, vexatious or repetitive.  Unless there is substantially new evidence for seeking a review the application will not normally be allowed if there has been a review on similar grounds in the previous 12 months.

We will then place a notice on or near to the premises in a position where members of the public can read it giving notice of the application and calling for representations either for the review or in support of the premises licence holder.  This notice will be displayed for a period of 28 days during which time representations can be made.  Representations will only be accepted from Responsible Authorities or Interested Parties.

After the representation period a hearing must be held within 20 days unless action can be agreed that makes the review unnecessary.  We will negotiate between the parties to see if there is any way to avoid the review hearing.  Negotiations may continue up to and sometimes during the hearing.

About 5 days before the hearing a pack will be sent out that will include:

  • A report from us that outlines the situation
  • A plan of the area
  • A copy of the premises licence or club premises certificate
  • Copies of all representations made
  • Copies of any responses from the licence holder
  • The procedure to be followed
  • Any other documentation that it is felt may assist in the hearing

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has issued guidance on applying for reviews.

Contact the Licensing Section

Telephone: 01304 872295