Licensing policy


24.1 The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 amended the Licensing Act 2003 to mean that any person may make a representation about a premises licence or club premises certificate application. They no longer need to establish that they live or work near to the premises. The representation must, however, be relevant to at least one of the licensing objective and must not be frivolous or vexatious.

24.2 In making a decision as to what weight to attach to a relevant representation, we may consider whether the individual is likely to be directly affected by disorder or disturbance occurring or potentially occurring on those premises or immediately outside the premises. In other words, it is the impact of issues relating to the four licensing objectives that is the key consideration. However, each representation will be judged on its own merit