Advertising of applications

New applications and variations must be advertised in two ways. The applicant is responsible for this and regular checks will be made by the Licensing Authority.

For a period of no less than 28 consecutive days starting on the day after the application was given to the Licensing Authority displaying a notice which is of a size equal to or larger than A4 on pale blue paper and printed legibly in black ink or typed in black in a font of size 16 or larger. The notice must be displayed prominently at the premises to which the applicant relates and where it can be read from the exterior of the premises.  In the case of premises covering more than 50 metres square, further notices must be posted every 50 metres along the perimeter of the premises abutting the highway.

A notice must be placed in a local newspaper circulating in the vicinity of the premises on at least one occasion during the period of 10 working days starting on the day after the application or which the application was given to the Licensing Authority. Where there is no such newspaper, a local newsletter or circular circulating in the vicinity may be used.

The content of the notice and the advertisement is laid down in the regulations. Therefore the prescribed notice for display will be provided by us.

The applicant must forward a copy of the whole newspaper page containing the advertisement either by post Gravesham and Medway Shared Licensing Service, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU or email:

Failure to submit the newspaper advert will lead to an extension of the Consultation Period.