Where premises are being constructed or altered, or are going to be constructed or altered, people who have an interest in the premises may apply for a provisional licence. The purpose of the construction or alteration must be for one or more licensable activity.
It serves as an indicator as to whether a premises licence is likely to be granted before you begin your construction or alterations.
If a provisional statement is granted, you will still need to apply for a premises licence in the normal way before the premises can be used for any licensable activities.
There is no obligation to apply for a provisional statement prior and it is up to you to decide if you want to apply for one.
In order to lessen the potential for an application being rejected, or for representations being made, we strongly advise applicants to discuss their proposed application with the relevant responsible authorities first.
Any person (aged 18 or over) with an interest in the business can apply for a provisional statement.
A provisional statement does not expire but we recommend that you apply for a full premises licence as soon as possible.
Please pay the correct fee for this application - £315
Before submitting your application please ensure you have the relevant documents and they are ready to be uploaded during the next stage:
1. A Plan of the Premises -Your plans do not need to be professionally drawn. However please submit in the following format:
The plan must show:
2. Schedule of works
Once you are ready to apply, please click on the link below. This will then take you through the application process and pay the relevant fee
You may also wish to refer to thefor this application.
If you're submitting a paper application, please send a copy of it and your plan to all .
As part of the application process you must advertise in two ways:
On the day after an application is received, a 28 day consultation period begins allowing comments or 'representations' to be made about the application by the responsible authorities and any local residents or 'interested parties'. During this time, the responsible authorities will work with you to ensure your proposals are in line with the four licensing objectives.
If no comments are received during this period, the application will be deemed granted after the last date for representations and your licence will be issued and sent to you.
If relevant representations are received within the 28 day consultation period, we will attempt to mediate between the parties to try and find a suitable solution. If the mediation is unsuccessful then a public hearing must be held to determine your application. You will be notified advising you when the hearing will be, who has made a representation and what the concerns are.
The public hearing will be held within 20 working days after the last date for representation. The hearing date may be extended if we consider it is in the public interest to do so.
When you make an application, the details of the application will be published on our website and the information on any licence granted will be included in a public register.