Personal and Premises licence

Application for a minor variation of a premises licence or club premises certificate

You can apply for a Minor Variation to your licence if it has no adverse effect on the promotion of the following licensing objectives:

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • protection of children from harm

You cannot use it to:

  • extend the period for which the licence or certificate has effect
  • transfer the licence or certificate from one premises to another
  • specify, in the case of a Premises Licence, an individual as the premises supervisor
  • add the sale by retail or the supply of alcohol as an activity authorised by the licence or certificate
  • authorise the sale by retail or the supply of alcohol at any time between 23.00 and 07.00
  • authorise an increase in the amount of time on any day during which alcohol may be sold by retail or supplied
  • include the alternative licence condition referred to in Section 41D(3) Licensing Act 2003

Further information and guidance can be viewed on the Department for Culture Media and Sport website.

The application form should be completed by the holder of the Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate and returned to:

Pendle Borough Council
Licensing Section
Town Hall
Market Street, Nelson
Lancs
BB9 7LG

You need to include your Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate and a fee of £89.00 (cheque payable to Borough of Pendle). If the application is to make any alteration to the existing layout of the premises, then a new plan of the premises must also be provided.

What next?

You have to advertise the application by displaying a public notice at the premises for 10 working days, starting on the first working day after the application is received by us. The notice should be on white paper in a font no less than 16 point.

During this 10 working day period, we will decide to consult which, if any, Responsible Authorities we consider appropriate. We'll also take into account any representations received from interested parties during the consultation period before making a decision. We will inform you of the decision to either grant or refuse the application within a further period of five working days (i.e. within a period of 15 working days, starting on the first working day after the application is received by the Licensing Authority).