Licensing & permits
Click here to see our licensing web page with FAQs for hospitality businesses about step two of the re-opening roadmap starting no earlier than 12 April 2021
Click here to see our licensing web page with FAQs for hospitality businesses about the national lockdown from 6th January 2021
Click here to see the Council's web pages Covid-19 advice for all businesses including licensed premises and street traders
Alcohol & Regulated Entertainment Licensing (Licensing Act 2003)
The Licensing Act 2003 regulates the sale and supply of alcohol and entertainment and late night refreshment.
Animal Welfare Licences
Information about animal welfare and movement licences.
You need a permit to run some types of industrial processes.
Food Premises Registration
To store, prepare, distribute or sell food on premises you need to be registered with the council.
Gambling Licences, Permits and Lotteries (Gambling Act 2005)
This page gives you information about the Gambling Act 2005 and the legal requirements. You will find links to pages that detail the different types of licenses, permits and notifications available.
House to House Collections
To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes you need a licence from the council.
Multiple Occupancy Homes (HMO)
If you rent out a property for house in multiple occupation (HMO), you may require a licence.
Scrap Metal Licences
Guidance for dealers of scrap metal and how to apply for a licence to deal in scrap metal.
Sex Establishments Licensing
What a sex establishment is and how to apply for a licence.
Skin Piercing & Personal Treatment Licences
If you offer tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing, you must be registered.
To collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes in a public place, you require a street collection permit.
If you are planning on holding a small event for your neighbours you may need to inform the council.
If you trade in the street, or on land that the public have access to with out payment, you may require a street trading consent.
Taxis and Private Hire Licensing
Taxi licensing information.
Temporary Event Notices (TEN)
If you wish to hold an occasional or ad-hoc event for up to 499 people, where licensable activities are to take place, you must apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).
Licensing panel meetings
Licensing Panels consider various licences including applications under the Licensing Act 2003 where there has been representation and reviews of taxi and private hire licences.
A pavement licence allows food and drink businesses such as pubs, restaurants and cafes, to put removable furniture on the pavement adjacent to their premises in order to sell or serve food and drink, or for people to sit at to consume food and drink.