Objections can be made in respect of applications for new licences or variations to existing licences regarding the following:
A list of recent licence applications together with the closing date for each applications can be viewed on the recent applications page.
1) For applications under the Licensing Act 2003, a Responsible Authority or an "other person" may lodge a representation, by writing to the licensing Unit or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date for objections. You must provide your full name and address and grounds for the objection.
There is no definition of "other person" however the representations must be relevant to the application and relate to one or more of these four licensing objectives:
Objections that are frivolous, vexatious or repetitive cannot be accepted.
2) For applications under the Gambling Act 2005 you must live sufficiently close to the premises to be likely to be affected by the authorised activities, have business interests that might be affected by the authorised activities, or represents persons who satisfy these conditions to be able to object.
Objections to gambling premises applications must relate to one or more of these three licensing objectives:
If you wish to object to an application for a licence, you must put your objection in writing or Email and send it to the Licensing Unit. email@example.com
You must include the following information:
In line with the Government's Guidance whereby applicants are encouraged to enter a dialogue with objectors, your contact details will be made available to applicants.
The Council may publish your comments on the internet including your name and address. We will redact personal email addresses, telephone numbers and signatures from documents posted on the internet.
As you will appreciate the Council has potential liability (as do you yourself) for libellous or offensive comments and the Council therefore reserves the right in these circumstances to redact anything that we consider to be potentially libellous or offensive.
Personal Data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act. We will only use the information for the purpose of dealing with and considering the relevant application. Your responsibilities are to:
Only provide personal information if you are happy for it to be placed in the public domain, including publication on the internet.
Tell us as soon as possible if any of the personal information you have provided should change.
It must be noted that any objection received, including your contact details, will form part of a public document that will be available to the applicant.
A form has been produced to help people who want to make an objection and this can be downloaded below.