You can make a representation against an application for a new licence or a variation of an existing licence. For problems with premises that are already licensed - when other attempts to resolve the problem have failed - an application can be made to the council for a review of that licence.

Representations and reviews must be relevant to one of the 4 licensing objectives:

  • Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • Prevention of public nuisance
  • Protection of children from harm


Any member of the public or a responsible authority [PDF 16KB] can make a representation against an application.

This must be made in writing and submitted within 28 days of the application being received by completing the representation form [PDF 106KB].

Current applications together with the last date that representations can be submitted are listed below:

Premises Licence applications against which representations can be made
Type of applicationPremises name and addressLast date for public objection
Minor Variation Yates, 407-411 Promenade, FY1 6BQ 1 March 2019
Minor Variation Pastels, 2 Cedar Square, FY1 1BP 25 February 2019
Variation Q's Sports Lounge, 249-255 Lytham Road, FY1 6ET 08 March 2019
New Blackpool Fish Factory, 67-73 Promenade, FY1 5AA 26 February 2019
New The Beach Hotel and Apartments, 453-459 Promenade, FY4 1AR 22 February 2019

Review a premises licence

A review can be submitted by any member of the public or any of the responsible authorities. When a review has been applied for, any responsible authority or any other person can make a representation on that application within 28 days. A hearing will then be arranged within 20 working days to determine the review. 

Download and complete the review guidance and application form [PDF 141KB].  A copy of the review application must be sent to the licensing authority, the Premises Licence holder, and each of the responsible authorities [PDF 16KB].


Licensing service

Municipal buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1NF
Telephone 01253 478572

The Licensing Service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the Licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.