A premises licence or a club premises certificate is required for premises that:
1. Sale by retail of alcohol.
2. Supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club, or to the order of a member of a club.
3. Provision of late night refreshment.
4. Provision of regulated entertainment.
The types of entertainment regulated by the 2003 Act (as amended by the Live Music Act 2012, the Licensing Act 2003 (Descriptions of Entertainment) (Amendment) Order 2013 and the Deregulation Act 2015) are:
A performance of a play;
An exhibition of a film;
An indoor sporting event;
A boxing or wrestling entertainment;
A contest, exhibition or display which combines boxing or wrestling with one or more martial arts (“combined fighting sports”);
A performance of live music;
Any playing of recorded music;
A performance of dance;
Entertainment of a similar description to a performance of live music, any playing of recorded music or a performance of dance.
Under the Licensing Act 2003, any premises or place where licensable activities will take place will need to be covered by a licence or notice.
All applications are based around the four licensing objectives, which are:
The prevention of crime and disorder;
The prevention of public nuisance;
The protection of children from harm.
If the premises is to sell alcohol, a designated premises supervisor (DPS) must be named on the application form. The DPS will authorise the sale of alcohol at the premises and must be a personal licence holder.
How to Get Started
- Choose and complete the appropriate application form whilst referring to the appropriate guidance notes at all times (information on which forms to choose can be found in the table below)
- You may wish to make an appointment or contact a member of the Licensing Section to discuss your application prior to submission
- Submit the application form or notice along with the correct payment and supporting documents/consent forms (see the checklist at the end of each application/notice). Cheques should be made payable to Blaby District Council
- Send copies of your application to the appropriate Responsible Authority(s) (see downloads section below for list of responsible authorities)
- Advertise your application as required (see the guidance notes for further information)
- If there are objections/representations against your application the Licensing Authority will arrange for a hearing to be held to determine the application
Review of a premises licence
There is a process for reviewing licences if problems were to persist at a licensed premises. Initially the Licensing Authority will try to resolve the issues informally with the parties concerned but if this was to be unsuccessful a responsible authority or any other person may apply for a review of the premises licence.
The reasons for the review of a licence must relate to one or more of the four licensing objectives. A completed application form must be sent to the Licensing Department and served on all of the responsible authorities and the premises licence holder. More details can be found in the Review Guidance for Residents above.
Please use the following tables to find the forms that you require.
Table of Downloads - Premises Licence
| Application Type
|| Document Number(s)
|| 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 14
|| 1, 2, 4, 6, 11
| Minor Variation
|| 3, 6, 12
|| 2 (police address only), 15, 16
| Vary DPS
|| 2 (police address only), 13, 14
|| 7, 10
|Notification of Interest
|Remove DPS Condition
|Interim Authority Notice
Table of Downloads - Club Premises Certificate
| Application Type
|| 1, 2, 5, 6, 21, 22
|| 1, 2, 4, 6, 24
| Minor Variation
|| 3, 6, 25
|| 7, 23
|Interim Authority Notice
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New Premises Licence Online Application Form
1 Premises Fee schedule - licensing act 2003 fees
2 List of Responsible Authorities
3 Notice template – minor variation to a licence (display on white paper)
4 Notice template – variation to a licence (display on light blue paper)
5 Notice template – new licence (display on light blue paper)
6 Licence Application Additional Guidance
7 Review Guidance for Residents
8 Pool of Model Conditions
9 Premises Licence Application Form
10 Review a Premises Licence Application Form
11 Premises Licence Variation Application Form
12 Premises and Club Premises Licence Minor Variation Application Form
13 Vary a Designated Premises Supervisor Application Form
14 Consent of new Designated Premises Supervisor
15 Transfer (licence holder change) Application Form
16 Consent of Premises Licence Holder to Transfer
17 Provisional Statement
18 Interim Authority Notice
19 Notification of an Interest in a Premises (under Section 178)
20 DPS Mandatory Condition Removal Application Form
Club Premises Certificates
21 Club Premises Certificate Application Form
22 Declaration for a Club Premises Certificate to be granted
23 Review a Club Premises Certificate Application Form
24 Club Premises Certificate Variation Application Form
25 Premises and Club Premises Licence Minor Variation Application Form
Leicestershire & Rutland Safety Advisory Group Event Notification Form
If you are planning to hold an event in the District please complete the Event Notification form (link below) if your event meets one of the following criteria;
this will ensure all relevant services can be made aware of your event. Your form will be sent to relevant Safety Advisory Group members (Police, Highways, ambulance etc.). Event organisers should ensure all necessary permissions and licenses are in place before an event goes ahead.
The Event Notification Form can be found below
Leicestershire and Rutland Safety Advisory Group Event Safety Form
Please return the completed event form by email to the Licensing Team or by post to the address given in the contacts section above.
Gov.uk Alcohol licensing (external link)
Alcohol Concern (external link)
Arts Council (external link)
National Police Chiefs' Council (external link)
British Beer and Pub Association (external link)
Association of Convenience Stores (external link)
Committee of Registered Clubs Association (CORCA) (external link)