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Reviews, Hearings and Appeals

The operators of licensed premises are required to actively promote the four licensing objectives:

  • Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Prevention of public nuisance
  • Public safety
  • Protection of children from harm

This process is evidenced based and so it is important that the person who is calling for a review has evidence to substantiate the application.  The best way to do this is to keep diaries of the events that have lead to the application including videos or photographs if they are available.  The police and Environmental Protection maintain computer records of calls made to them.  These records can be called for by the person applying for the review to assist in substantiating the application.  A record of continued calls in respect of a premise may add weight to the review application.  The Department for Culture Media and Sport have produced detailed guidance for persons who are thinking of applying for the review of a premises licence.


Calling for a Review

How the review procedure works

Review Hearings

If an agreement cannot be reached


Decision making by the Sub-Committees

Licensing Committees

Committees conduct hearings