A premises licence authorises the use of any premises for licensable activities which are:
An application for a premises licence has to be made to the relevant licensing authority along with:
A minor variation application can be used for the following:
Some of the exclusions for a minor variation are:
For further advice on whether your changes can be made as a minor variation email the licensing team.
The current fee is £89.00.
If your application falls outside the scope for a minor variation you will need to submit a full variation:
You must ensure that copies of the application are submitted to the responsible authorities [pdf] 51KB and follow the requirements of advertisement [pdf] 73KB.
The application to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor under the Licensing Act 2003 asks the licensee to give a copy of the form to the existing premises supervisor. The completed form contains personal information about the proposed new DPS and sharing this information would be in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. It is sufficient for the licensee to inform the DPS that the application has been made, without the need to share the specific details of the application. A full copy of the application form must still be sent to police. The form will be amended via regulations as soon as possible to make this clear.
Please visit www.gov.uk/government/publications/designated-premises-supervisor-forms-and-guidance for more information.
If the premises is sold or leased to a new owner, they must apply for a premises licence to be transferred to them immediately:
To change the DPS at a premises an application to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as DPS under LA 2003 [pdf] 155KB, disclosure of convictions and civil penalties declaration [pdf] 95KB must be submitted, along with the fee of £23.00. The consent of new DPS [pdf] 12KB is also required.
If you are the Designated Premises Supervisor at premises and you leave, you may wish to request to be removed as designated premises supervisor [pdf] 543KB, so that you are no longer responsible for the alcohol sales at that premises.
This is only be necessary if an application to vary the licence to name a new DPS is not submitted by the licence holder when you leave.
We are the data controller for any personal information collected in this application. Your information will be used to administrate the licence, processing is being conducted relying upon a contractual legal basis. Your data may be shared with other departments within the council for the purpose of improving services, keeping records up-to-date and for the protection of the public fund. It may also share your data with other bodies responsible for auditing public funds for these purposes. You can find further information about data sharing to identify fraud on our Data Sharing to Identity Fraud page. Your information will be retained as long as you hold the licence + 12 years. For more information about your data protection rights please see our Data Protection page or contact the Data Protection Officer by post: Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL or email: FOI@ashford.gov.uk.
You can download the forms and guidance notes above.
You can return them by post or by hand at the Civic Centre/Town Hall or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A plan needs to be submitted for all new applications and with variations where the licensable area is being changed.
No, but it must be to scale and have all the required elements marked on the plan.
Complete the forms above to vary the DPS. A fee is applicable.
Refer to the forms above to transfer the licence (with the consent of the previous licence holder) and to change (vary) the DPS.