Licensing Act 2003

Premises licences/ club premises certificates accompanying plans requirements

Any plans submitted need to meet the following criteria:

  • drawn to the scale of 1mm:100mm (unless the Licensing Authority has previously confirmed in writing to the applicant that an alternative scale plan is acceptable)
  • show the extent of the boundary of the building, if relevant, and any external or internal walls of the building and, if different, the perimeter of the premises
  • show the location of points of access to and egress from the premises
  • show the location of any escape routes from the premises
  • show, where the premises is used for more than one existing licensable activity, the area within the premises used for each activity
  • in a case where an existing licensable activity relates to the supply of alcohol, show the location or locations on the premises which is or are used for consumption of alcohol
  • show fixed structures (including furniture) or similar objects temporarily on a fixed location (but not furniture) which may impact on the ability of individuals on the premises to use exits or escape routes without impediment
  • in a case where the premises includes a stage or raised area, show the location and height of each stage or area relative to the floor
  • in a case where the premises includes any steps, stairs, elevators or lifts, show the location of the steps, stairs, elevators or lifts
  • in a case where the premises includes any room or rooms containing public conveniences, the location of the room or rooms
  • show the location and type of any fire safety or other safety equipment - this includes fire extinguishers, fire doors, fire alarms and other similar equipment
  • show the location of a kitchen, if any, on the premises

Plans can include a legend, with symbols for explanation.