Last updated: 05/12/2019

Licensing Direct

Our Licensing Team can signpost you to the licences that are relevant to your business. We can also provide you with licensing support to take the headache out of your licensing applications, and get it right first time.

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Who is it for?

For all businesses requiring licences, including;

  • alcohol
  • entertainment
  • late night refreshment
  • animal premises
  • street trading

Our aim is to assist you in applying for the correct level of licensing to suit your needs and to help mitigate any problems which may arise during the application process.

By using our services, we can help to ensure your application is right first time, which may save you re-submitting the application and paying additional application fees if it is rejected.

Our packages provide support for businesses to help determine the licences they need. We make sure to complete them correctly and that the process is efficient and cost effective. We offer the following services to help you:

Our services include:

What is provided with the Pre-Application Advice service?

We will:

  • Provide advice so that you can determine which licence(s), if any, are required.
  • Provide advice to ensure you apply for the correct level of licensing tailored to the needs of your business.
  • Provide advice on drawing up plans to accompany the application in accordance with relevant regulations.*

What is provided with the Application Assistance service?

We will:

  • Assist you with completion of the statutory application forms.
  • Assist you with drawing up plans to accompany the application in accordance with the relevant regulations.* 
  • Assist you with completion of the statutory public and press notices.*

What is provided with the Check and Send service?

We will:-

  • Check your application to ensure it is valid and has been correctly completed.
  • Submit electronically on your behalf to the appropriate licensing office.
  • Give you an acceptance date so that the relevant statutory consultation period commences immediately from that date.*
  • Assist you with completion of the statutory public and press notices and provide you with completed copies of the required notices.* 
  • Submit on your behalf to the relevant Responsible Authorities.*
  • Serve the application on the existing Designated Premises Supervisor.*

What is provided with the Telephone Ammendment service?

We will:

  • Advise you of any minor amendments required and amend the application on your behalf.
  • Give you an acceptance date so that the relevant statutory consultation period commences immediately from that date.*
  • Submit on your behalf to the relevant Responsible Authorities.*
  • Serve the application on the existing Designated Premises Supervisor.

What is provided with the mediation service?

We will:

  • Where appropriate, facilitate mediation by liaising with Responsible Authorities and/or Other Persons on your behalf in order to establish whether an agreement can be reached with the intention of a full hearing being dispensed with.

Licensing NOISE+ Advice and Assistance

NOISE+ services can also be provided by our Environmental Health (Community Protection) Team noise specialists, who act as the Responsible Authority for the Prevention of Public Nuisance licensing objective.  These can be purchased alongside Licensing Direct services, or as standalone services. Further information can be found at NOISE Direct (Licensing).

What are the benefits to you?

  • Save time - Applications can be delayed due to basic errors - avoid these delays by using our services.
  • Save money - We will help ensure the process will not need to be re-started; you will avoid incurring additional costs in re-submitting applications, press notices* etc.
  • Give peace of mind - We will make sure your application is correctly completed, that you only apply for what you need and ensure your licence is fit for purpose. 
  • Secure - We will ensure your application is electronically submitted and depending on the type of application, serve on the relevant Responsible Authorities.

There is a charge for each of our services. Get in touch for more information.


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Other sources of professional advice are available. You are under no obligation to purchase any of our services.

* if applicable