You must apply to make a variation of a club premises certificate, if you want to make changes to licensing hours, licensable activities, conditions or the structure / layout of the premises.
Before you start
If the changes you want to make are minor and could not adversely impact the licensing objectives, you may be able to use the simplified minor variation application process instead.
A variation cannot be used to substantially change the premises to which the licence relates or to extend the period of a time-limited licence. These require new licence applications.
How much does it cost?
Fees are based on the rateable value of the premises to which the licence relates. If the premises doesn't have a rateable value, it will fall into the lowest fee band. Please visit GOV.UK to view fee levels.
How to apply
You will need to
Log into your MyAccount (or create an account if you don't already have one) to complete the form. MyAccount is an easier and quicker way to interact with us and is available 24/7.
· Complete the application form
· Upload any supporting documentation
· Pay the appropriate fee
Apply to vary a club premises certificate
Advertising your application
You will need to:
- Send a copy of your application to the police and other responsible authorities. If you send your application electronically, we will do this for you.
- Display a notice of application on light blue paper at the premises Blue Advert Club Premises Certificate Variation.
- Put a notice in a local newspaper within 10 days of making your application. This gives local residents and businesses 28 days to read your proposal and make representations if they wish.
What happens Next?
If there are no representations at the end of the 28 day consultation period, we will issue the licence. We aim to process your licence within 5 working days.
If there are representations, the licensing sub-committee will hold a hearing which all parties will be invited to attend. At the hearing, the committee will decide either to grant or reject your application. They may add conditions to the licence.
We will write to you to confirm the decision, including details of how to appeal if you disagree