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Making a representation about an application

New applications and major variations have a 28 day period during which representations can be made.

The following can make a Representation about an application for a Premises Licence or a Club Premises Certificate:

Interested parties

  • A locally elected Member
  • Any other person

Responsible authorities

  • Gloucestershire Constabulary
  • Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Environmental Protection
  • Health & Safety Enforcement
  • Local Planning Authority
  • Safeguarding Children Board
  • Trading Standards
  • NHS Gloucestershire

Valid reasons for a representation

Your reasons must relate to at least one of the four licensing objectives:

  • Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • Prevention of public nuisance
  • Protection of children from harm

Making a representation

You need to:

What happens next

We can reject any Representation if we consider it to be frivolous, vexatious or a repetition.

If the representation is valid, we will arrange a hearing within 20 working days of the end of the Representation period. Those who have made a Representation will be invited to attend.

If you are not happy with the decision of the licensing committee

You have the right of appeal to the magistrates' court.  If you are not sure of what the best course of action is for you, we would recommend that you seek professional advice.

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