What happens next?

Following your application, and once it has been deemed complete, you'll be required to:

  1.  Advertise your application in accordance with the regulations (see guide above)
  2.  If you have submitted your application using our online form, we will send it out to all the responsible authorities. If you have submitted a paper application then you will need to submit copies of the application to all responsible authorities relevant to the council you’ve applied to: Please see the Gravesham Responsible Authorities, or the Medway Responsible Authorities.

Applications are subject to objection by any of the responsible authorities or to representation by local residents and businesses. Any such objection or representation must be based on one of the four Licensing objectives:

Unless such objections are withdrawn, for example, following mediation, then we will hold a hearing to determine the application

If your application is refused you have the right to appeal to the Magistrates' Court within 21 days from the date you were notified of the decision.

If your application is successful

Applicants are reminded that the measures put forward in the Operating Schedule will become enforceable conditions.

Once the Premises Licence is granted the Premises Licence holder should ensure that the conditions on the licence are implemented as soon as possible.

Pro-active visits will be carried out to all premises during the year. Non compliance of the conditions on the Premises Licence will lead to action being taken against the Premises Licence holder which could involve either a review of the Licence and/or prosecution.

It is therefore of utmost importance that the Designated Premises Supervisor is familiar with the conditions on the Premises Licence.