Apply for a full variation of a premises licence

How do I apply?

  1. Please first read the guidance notes for making an application.
  2. Download and complete the application form.
  3. Enclose a set of plans of the premises set out in accordance with the regulations (see above guidance notes)
  4. If you wish to add the supply of alcohol as a new activity to the licence, and/or if you are changing your Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) then you must also return the Consent of individual to being specified as premises supervisor form.
  5. You must fill in Part 4 of the application form - Operating Schedule. For more information, please consult the Operating Schedule notes.
  6. Advertise your application in accordance with the regulations (see above guidance notes)
  7. Pay the relevant fee using our online form
  8. Submit your application to: Licensing, Gravesham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU
  9. If you're making an application to Gravesham Borough Council, submit copies of the application to all Gravesham Responsible Authorities. If you're making an application to Medway Council, submit copies of the application to all Medway Responsible Authorities.

A Premises Licence variation application process is also available via GOV.UK.

What happens next?

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 4 Licensing objectives

Unless such objections are withdrawn, for example, following mediation, then the Licensing authority will hold a hearing to determine the application.

If your application is successful

Applicants are reminded that the measures put forward in the Operating Schedule of the application form 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 or requirements under the Licensing Act 2003 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.