Apply for a premises licence


If any changes are required to what is authorised by a Club Premises Certificate, the club will need to make an application to vary the certificate. Possible changes include:

  • varying the hours during which a qualifying club activity is permitted;
  • adding qualifying club activities;
  • amending, adding or removing conditions on the certificate;
  • altering any aspect of the layout of the premises which is shown on the plan.

Depending on the proposed changes, it may be possible for you to submit a ‘minor variation’ application.


Premise licence and Club premise fees

Application, guidance notes or terms and condition


Guidance notes

Attachments required

Plan of the premises (only required if the variation includes changes to the internal layout of the premises); The current certificate.

Processing and timescales

If posting the application, you are required to also serve a copy of the application, including the accompanying documentation, to the Responsible Authorities on the same day as the application is given to us. If the application is submitted electronically, we will provide copies to the Responsible Authorities by no later than the first working day after the application is received. 

The consultation period is 28 days from receipt of the application. At the end of the consultation period if no representations have been received, the certificate is automatically granted the day after the end of the consultation period. You can begin to operate under the terms of your club premises certificate application and the club premises certificate will be issued within a further 28 days

If relevant representations are made against the application, a hearing will be held within 20 working days following the end of the consultation period, where the matter will be decided by the Licensing Sub-Committee. A notice will be sent within 10 working days of the decision being made.  

If no relevant representations (i.e. representations that were not deemed frivolous or vexatious) are received against your application, it will be granted as applied for upon completion of the consultation period.  

A hearing must be held if any relevant representations are made (and not withdrawn) in respect of the application. If a hearing is held the licence can be granted or granted subject to additional conditions, licensable activities listed in the application can be excluded or the application can be rejected. We will send the decision to the applicant, along with any persons who made relevant representations and the chief of police.


The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005

Validity and renewals

The certificate is valid whilst the premises is being used for licensable activities and is subject to an annual fee. The annual fee is due on the anniversary of the grant of the certificate, an invoice shall be sent to you.

If you do not want to use the premises for licensable activities please ensure you surrender the club premises certificate, otherwise you will continue to be liable for the annual fee.


A copy of the electronic register can be found online


Contact Licensing in the first instance.

A failed applicant will receive notice of the refusal from us. If an application is rejected, the applicant may appeal the decision.

A licence holder can appeal against a decision to put conditions on the licence or to exclude any activity.

All appeals must be made to the local Magistrates court within 21 days of the decision appealed.


Contact us

The Licensing Team
Hounslow House
7 Bath Road


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