Where a premises wishes to amend a licence, an application to vary, rather than applying for a new licence, is permitted in most cases.
Variations to licences that could impact adversely on the licensing objectives are subject to the variation process. Variations that could not impact adversely on the licensing objectives may be subject to a simplified minor variation process.
Refer to the guidance or contact the licensing office for further advice on 0151 691 8043.
Fees are based on the non-domestic rateable value of your premises.
Applications must be advertised for a period of no less than 28 consecutive days, starting on the day after the application was given to the licensing authority.
Applicants are required to advertise their application according to the relevant regulations:
Use the template notice to advertise your application:
- premises licence (original must be returned)
- a plan of the premises clearly showing the prescribed information
- Designated Premises Supervisor consent form (if applying to include sale of alcohol)
The above should be uploaded as part of the application. If you are unable to do so the original documents should be sent to:
Wallasey Town Hall
The application is not deemed to be received until all documents have been received.
Processing and timescales
The consultation period for applications is 28 days from receipt of the application. If representations are received during this period your application will go to a hearing which will take place within 20 working days from the end of the consultation period.
If no representations are received, the application will be granted and an updated premises licence will be issued.
Legislation and guidance
If an application is refused following a hearing, appeals may be made to a Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the decision to refuse.