You can make a representation by downloading the form below. 

pdf icon Representation form [158kb]

There are several important things you should consider when making a representation. 

Your representation:

  • should be evidence-based, must not be frivolous or vexatious and must be relevant to one or more of the four licensing objectives:
    • prevention of crime and disorder
    • public safety
    • protection of children from harm
    • prevention of public nuisance
  • will be rejected if it is considered insincere, unreasonably obstructive or repetitious
  • must be made in writing
  • should include your full name and address (any anonymous correspondence will be rejected)
  • must be received within 28 calendar days of the date the application is made
  • must provide in detail, any evidence relied upon to back up your points
  • is a matter of public record; it will be sent in full to the licence applicant and submitted to the committee hearing

If a relevant representation is made, unless any agreement can be reached beforehand, a hearing of the council's licensing committee will be held to consider the representation. At this hearing relevant parties will be invited to comment on the representation made. The interested party may choose to rely on their written representation if they so wish. After consideration the licensing sub-committee may:

  • grant the application
  • amend the application to promote the licensing objectives
  • reject the application

If you wish to withdraw any representations you may do so confirming this in writing, providing you do so no later than 24 hours before any hearing, or otherwise orally at the hearing.

You may also apply to us for a review of a premises licence at any time.

Further information can be found in our 'Making representations guidance' below.

pdf icon Making representations guidance [121kb]