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If planning permission imposes restrictions on a licensed premises opening hours, once operational can the personal licence holder apply for a Temporary Events Notice (TEN) to open for longer hours than those permitted in the planning permission?

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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Published on LexisPSL on 22/12/2016

The following Local Government Q&A produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • If planning permission imposes restrictions on a licensed premises opening hours, once operational can the personal licence holder apply for a Temporary Events Notice (TEN) to open for longer hours than those permitted in the planning permission?
  • Licensing consent
  • Planning permission

To use any property for a licensable activity both planning and licensing need to be considered. Planning and licensing are entirely separate statutory regimes, and so consent (or deemed consent) is needed from both the licensing authority and the local planning authority for a licensable activity to be authorised.

Licensing consent

A Temporary Events Notice (TEN) is a type of licensing consent which can be granted for specific events in a premises on up to 12 occasions in any calendar year. This can include a TEN to extend opening hours for a use already licensed. Further information on Temporary Events Notices can be found within Practice Note: Temporary Event Notices (TENs).

When considering whether to grant a TEN, the licensing authority must consider t

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