Guidance to Speaking at Licensing Sub-Committees
If you would like to speak, in support of or in objection to, a licence application during a Licensing sub-committee, the following procedure will be followed.
About Licensing Sub-Committees
Most licensing applications are determined by officers in accordance with the council's scheme of delegation.
For those applications that are presented to a Licensing Sub-Committee, there is an opportunity for both the applicants and any representatives who have submitted letters of support and/or objection in advance of the meeting to take part during that meeting.
What's the procedure?
The procedure during a Licensing Sub-Committee is as follows:
- Chairman's introduction
- Licensing Officer presents their report.
- The applicant will be invited to present their application.
- There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the applicant.
- Where appropriate Responsible Bodies (for example representatives of the Police, Fire Services, Environmental Services or Trading Standards) will be invited to make representations.
- The Chairman may allow an opportunity for questions to be asked of the Responsible Bodies.
- Any person who has made representations, and who has already expressed a wish to do so, will be invited to speak at the sub-committee at this point.
- All parties have an opportunity to sum up.
- The Sub-Committee adjourn with Legal Officer to consider the application.
- The Sub-Committee’s decision will be confirmed in writing.
Detailed information about participating at a Licensing Sub-Committee can be found on the appropriate committee agenda.