Speak at Licensing Sub-Committee
Information on current applications, or how to apply for a premises licence, can be found on the Council's licensing pages.
Licensing Sub-Committee hearings
Licensing Sub-Committee hearings are held in the form of a discussion between the Sub-Committee and the various parties in attendance. The Sub-Committee's Chairman may also allow questions between between parties. Details of how the hearing will be conducted are contained in the procedure included with the agenda.
Guidance for applicants
You will be able to speak at the hearing to support your application and to respond points raised by interested parties and/or responsible authorities. The Council's Licensing Department will be in contact with you to inform you of the hearing's date and time. Applicants can appoint representatives to act on their behalf, although the Committee Manager will need to be made aware of the names of those attending (and what capacity they are acting in) to support the applicant in advance of the meeting.
Guidance for interested parties
In order to speak at a Licensing Sub-Committee, you will need to have responded, in writing, to the consultation for a premises licence. The Council's Licensing Department will contact you to inform you of when a hearing is being held. You will also need to restrict your comments to the content of your written representations. You will also be able to ask somebody else to represent you, or act as a supporting witness to you. In either case, you will still need to base your comments on what you have said in your written representation.You will need to register to participate in advance of the hearing date.
Registering to speak
You can also contact the Committee Manager, whose details are on the front page of agendas.