What happens if there are objections to my Licence Application?
If, at the end of the 28 day representation period, valid objections have been accepted by the Licensing Service, a “Licensing Committee” will hold a hearing to consider those representations and may decide to refuse the licence or to grant all or part of the application with or without conditions. This hearing must take place unless the applicant and each person who made representations agree that a hearing is unnecessary.
Discussion and mediation is encouraged throughout the 28-day advertisement period and during available time up to the hearing. Any agreements reached however must be registered with the Licensing Service before the hearing will be cancelled. The applicant will be advised of the date and time of the hearing and provided with further information and guidance in relation to it.