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Reviews of Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates

The Licensing Act 2003 has made it possible for the public to object to mis-managed premises as well as the police and other responsible bodies.

Responsible Authorities and members of the public and businesses can request a review of a licence or certificate, if they believe that the licensing objectives are not being met.  These are:

  • The Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public Safety
  • The Prevention of public nuisance
  • The Protection of children from harm

The person or body requesting the review must fill in a prescribed form with details of the incidents of concern, to include times, dates, what happened etc. They must then serve the application on:

  1. the holder of the premises licence or the club;
  2. Mendip District Council (the Licensing Authority); and
  3. each pdf icon Responsible Authority. [26kb]

The name and address of the licence holder or club, as the case may be, are shown on the summary of the licence or certificate that should be displayed in the premises. Alternatively, this information can be obtained from the Licensing Authority.

On receipt of an application to review a premises licence or club premises certificate, the Licensing Authority will advertise the application for 28 consecutive days on the premises, in the Council offices and on the Council's website to invite representations from responsible authorities or any other persons. A hearing will be held at the end of the 28 day period to determine the application and decide what, if any, action should be taken. This may be to restrict hours or activities, to modify or impose conditions, to remove the premises supervisor, to suspend the licence or certificate for up to 3 months or to revoke the licence or certificate. The person or body requesting the review will be invited to attend the hearing to present their application in person.

Please see below for the list of current review applications being processed by the council:-


Last modified: 09 July 2018