Premises Licence Applications

A premises licence is granted in respect of a building or defined open space. It allows one or more ‘licenceable activities’ to be conducted on the premises. As licensing consultants, we specialise in securing new premises licence applications and amending or extending licensed hours on existing premises. Since the introduction of the new licensing laws in the England, Wales and Scotland, alcohol licensing has become more complex and involved than ever before. A new premises licence needs to satisfy not only the relevant Licensing Act and the licensing objectives, but also all of the responsible authorities within a given council area.
If you would like more information or advice concerning your premises licence application, or the assistance of our licensing consultants, simply contact our licensing team on: 01242 222 188. Alternatively, complete an enquiry form below and a member of the team will get back to you.
We can assist you with scale drawings and premises licence applications


PLT specialise in providing a full premises licence application on your behalf. Through this service, our licensing consultants administer the entire application and present it to all responsible authorities, outlining the measures taken towards upholding the licensing objectives compliant under the Licensing Act 2003. Working on behalf of the applicant, Personal Licence Training (UK) Ltd administers every step of the premises licence application.
Operating schedule: A premises licence applicant is oblige to complete and submit an operating schedule to their licensing authority. An operating schedule lists opening hours and style of business, and details the licence-able activities intended to be conducted on the premises. The operating schedule must also describe what policies will be put in place on the premises in order to promote the licensing objectives: prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of public nuisance, and protection of children from harm, and under Scottish law the promotion of public health.
Scale plan: A 1:100cm scale drawing of the premises, indicating areas where alcohol is to be sold, as well as fire exits, fire fighting equipment, fire codes and CCTV equipment.
Response to objections: Liaison with local authorities in order to resolve issues raised concerning the application, including objections filed by local residents.
Licensed trade insurance, risk assessments and CCTV systems: The Police will normally insist on the installation of Close Circuit Television to all new licensed premises. Additionally, we provide access to risk assessment and licensed trade insurance services.
Licence hearings and appeals: In the event of a licence hearing, our licensing consultants can prepare your case and provide guidance and advice.
Full details of these services can be found on our premises licence page.
A premises licence is mandatory under the Licensing Act 2003 and the Scottish Licensing Act 2005 for a premises hosting any of the following licence-able activities:

  • The sale by retail of alcohol
  • The supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club to, or to the order of, a member of a club
  • The provision of regulated entertainment
  • The provision of late-night refreshment

Call our team of licensing experts for help and advice on: 01242 222 188