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What effect does a local authority's failure to display the notice on its website on application for a licensed premises under the Licensing Act 2003? Does this mean the consultation period has to restart?

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Published on LexisPSL on 07/05/2021

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  • What effect does a local authority's failure to display the notice on its website on application for a licensed premises under the Licensing Act 2003? Does this mean the consultation period has to restart?

What effect does a local authority's failure to display the notice on its website on application for a licensed premises under the Licensing Act 2003? Does this mean the consultation period has to restart?

We cannot answer your specific question as it would require us to give advice which we cannot do. However, you may find the following information useful in your further research.

Section 16 of the Licensing Act 2003 (LA 2003) specifies a restricted list of persons who may apply for a premises licence.

The application is made to the relevant 'licensing authority' (usually the local authority for the area in which the premises are situated) in writing or by way of relevant electronic means. You must include the following with the application:

  1. operating schedule as defined by the applicant stating the licensable activities they intend to carry on which can include one or more of the following: sale/supply of alcohol, provision of entertainment and/or provision of late night refreshment; the proposed hours of opening including the hours that the licence will be in force, whether alcohol supplied is to be consumed on or off the premises and what steps the applicant will be taking to further the licensing objective eg door supervisors

  2. plan of the premises

  3. details of the designated premises supervisor (DPS) (defined by LA 2003, s 15), (the person who will most

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