Applying for a premises licence

Making an application

When applying for a new premises licence you must show that the four main objectives of the Licensing Act have been addressed. These are:

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • protection of children from harm

How to apply

You can apply for your premises licence online through GOV.UK. The form will take you through your application step by step including payment of the fee and how to return it to us.
With your application you must also submit a clear and legible plan of the premises. We recommend that you include a scale and legend of your plan to help us understand the size of your proposed business. 
 

What else you should include:

With your application you must also submit a clear and legible plan of the premises. We recommend that you include a scale and legend of your plan to help us understand the size of your proposed business. 
 
If you intend to sell or supply alcohol, you must identify a personal licence holder who is willing to act as your designated premises supervisor (DPS). They must confirm their willingness to act as your DPS by completing a consent form. The form is available online with GOV.UK.