241. Applications for local and other licences.

Where Ofcom1 proposes to grant a licence2 to provide a local service (a 'local licence')3, it must publish, in such manner as it considers appropriate, a notice (a 'tender notice')4:


    (1)     stating that it proposes to grant such a licence5;


    (2)     specifying the area or locality in the United Kingdom6 for which the service is to be provided7;


    (3)     inviting applications for the licence and specifying the closing date for applications8; and


    (4)     stating the fee payable on any application made in pursuance of the notice9.

Any application made in pursuance of such a notice must be in writing and