Licensing Act 2003

Under the Licensing Act 2003 businesses can apply for a single premises licence to cover all the licensable activities they wish to carry on. Hearings on an application will only occur where representations are made from interested parties or responsible authorities.

Fees are applicable. The fee is variable and is based on the non domestic rateable value for the property. More information can be found on the Gov.uk website.

Applications for a grant of a premises licence or a full variation must advertise their application in a locally circulated newspaper. In addition to this the applicant must display an A4 notice at the premises detailing the application and Gateshead Council must publish details on their website. There is a 28 day consultation period for each application of this type.

At the end of the consultation period if no valid representations are made, the premises licence will be issued.  

Applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK. When applications are submitted, proof of this right will need to be included.

Icon for word Documents which prove entitlement to work in the UK [92.5KB]

Apply for a Premises Licence on the Gov.uk website

Alternatively contact the Licensing Section and the forms can be sent out to you via post or email. 

 

Icon for pdf Statement of Licensing Policy 2016 - 2021 [314.96KB]
Icon for word Representations on a Current Application [77.5KB]
Icon for pdf Responsible Authorities List [22.38KB] [updated 14/08/2018]
Icon for word Application to Review a Premises Licence [86.5KB]
Current licensing applications
Current planning applications, appeals and enforcements are available online

 

Contact us

Licensing
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

0191 433 4741
licensing@gateshead.gov.uk

Reception hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 3.30pm

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