Minor Variation of Premises Licence

Information and advice on how to apply for a minor variation of a premises licence.

Licence summary

Where you wish to make a minor variation to your premises licence the process is different to that of applying for a new premises licence or a full variation.

You may not use a minor variation to do the following:

  1. Extend the period to which it relates
  2. Vary substantially the premises to which it relates
  3. Specify an individual as the premises supervisor
  4. Add the supply of alcohol as a an activity authorised by the licence
  5. Authorise the supply of alcohol at any time between 11pm and 7am
  6. and/or increase in the amount of time on any day during which alcohol may be sold by retail or supplied, or
  7. include the alternative condition under section 41(D)(3) of the Licensing Act 2003 whereby every supply of alcohol under the premises licence must be made or authorised by the management committee.
 

Eligibility criteria

Only the holder of the premises licence (or their agent) may apply for a minor variation.
 

Regulation summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

 

Application evaluation process

There is a non-refundable administration fee of £89.00.

Applications are made in a prescribed format and must be sent to the licensing authority for the area where the premises are located together with the required fee.

Applicants are required to advertise their application at the premises on white paper to distinguish them from new and full variation applications, which are advertised on pale blue paper.

On receipt of the application, the licensing authority must consult relevant responsible authorities if there is any doubt about the impact of the variation on the licensing objectives. There is no right to a hearing in the case of minor variations. The licensing authority will serve a notice of its decision on the applicant, and any person who has made relevant representations.

 

Will Tacit Consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted.

How to apply

Unfortunately you are not able to apply online at present

 

You can apply by completing the following:

Notice

 

Failed application redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact us online

Where an application is refused it can be resubmitted through the full variation process.

 

Failed application redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact us online

Where an application is refused it can be resubmitted through the full variation process.

 

Applicant redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact us online


Appeals

If an application for a licence is refused there is no right to a hearing.

 

Consumer complaint

An interested party or responsible authority may apply to the licensing authority to review the premises licence. A hearing will be held by the licensing authority in these circumstances.

Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.

The Magistrates Court
Petters Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 1SW

Telephone: 01935 426281

 

Other redress

The chief police officer for the police area where the premises are located can apply to the licensing authority for a summary review of the licence if the premises are licensed to sell alcohol by retail and a senior officer has given a certificate that they are of the opinion that the premises are associated with either serious crime or disorder or both. The licensing authority must within 48 hours of receipt of the application consider whether it is necessary to take interim steps pending the determination of a review of the premises licence. A review hearing will be held with 28 days of receipt of the application and the licence holder and other interested parties may make representations.

A decision made by the licensing authority at a summary review of a premises licence does not have effect until the end of the period given for appealing against the decision or if the decision is appealed against, the time the appeal is disposed of.

Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.

The Magistrates Court
Petters Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 1SW

Telephone: 01935 426281

 

Trade associations

Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)
Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU)
Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (FLVA)
 

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