Licensing Act 2003 - vary a club premises certificate
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A variation of your club premises certificate is required if you want to change any aspect of the club certificate such as adding / removing conditions, adding / removing licensable activities, varying the existing hours for permitted licensable activities or varying the premises plans. If your premises is located in the Exeter area, you will need to submit the relevant form to Exeter City Council Licensing Authority. The revised Licensing Act Policy adopted the Cumulative Impact Policy (CIP). For more information and to see if your premises falls in this area (this is detailed in section 5 of the policy) please click on this link Licensing Policy (Licensing Act 2003), Statement of
Please complete the application form and telephone 01392 265702 to make an appointment to see a licensing officer. In order for your application to be processed it must be accompanied by the appropriate fee (please see below) and the plans of the premises (if the layout is changing) outlining the licensable areas in red at a scale of 1:100.
The original club premises certificate will need to be returned to the Licensing Authority or you will need to provide a statement of reason explaining why you are not able to provide it. You will need to display a notice of your application on A4 pale blue paper (font size 16) every 50 metres around the perimeter of the premises. This notice will be displayed for 28 days at the premises. You must display a notice in the local newspaper within 10 days of the Licensing Authority receiving your application. A copy of the application and plans must be served on the Police on the same day the application is made to the Licensing Authority and a copy of the application must be sent to the Responsible Authorities (see Licensing Act 2003 - responsible authorities ) who have 28 days in which to make a representation.
Members of the public who are deemed to be interested parties (ie living in the vicinity of the premises) can also make relevant representations within the 28 days. At the end of the 28 days if NO relevant representations are made then the licence will be granted. If however relevant representation are made, then the application will be referred to a licensing committee hearing, where the outcome of the application will be determined.
Consulting with the police
Whilst there is no legal duty on you to make contact with Responsible Authorities before you submit your applications, it is recommended that you make contact with the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary who will advise you on conditions that are necessary to promote the licensing objectives.
Of course, each application will be considered on its merits, but the Devon and Cornwall Police expect applicants to voluntarily include conditions that will address any impact your business will have on the promotion of the licensing objectives when submitting their operating schedule.
It is your responsibility to show that the licensing objectives have been fully considered when submitting applications; failure to do so could result in an avoidable Police Objection.
In the absence of conditions and in order to promote the licensing objectives particularly with regard to the prevention of crime and disorder, the police licensing team will enter into dialogue with applicants to agree suitably worded conditions. This can only take place prior to the submission of your application. You can contact the police licensing officers on 01392 452225 or mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Premises Certificate Fees are determined by the non domestic rateable value of the premises.
If you don't know your non domestic rateable value of the premises please see the Valuation Office Agency website.
If you own a larger premise you will be subject to additional fees.
Replacement of lost or stolen club premises certificate or summary £10.50
Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of club £10.50
Change of registered address of club £10.50
Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance. If an application for variation of a licence is refused the failed applicant can appeal. Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision. A licence holder may appeal against any conditions attached to a licence. Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.