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Pre-Application Advice

Pre-Application Advice service to support your licensing application

The pre-application advice service is there to support your licensing application. The aim is to help you to mitigate any problems which may arise during the application process.  However, our advice cannot prejudge the outcome of the licensing application, especially if representations are received and a hearing takes place before the Licensing Sub-Committee.  

If you would like to request a call back to discuss your requirements further, please fill out our pre-application advice form below.

We can offer advice on:-

  • Alcohol and Entertainment
  • Gambling
  • Animal Welfare
  • Street Trading Consents
  • Scrap Metal Dealers Licence
  • Sex Establishment


Benefits of EHTC's pre-application service:-

  • advice and assistance with completing application forms
  • advice on appropriate conditions taking into account the type and style of the operation intended at the premises, its location and in consultation with Environmental Health Officers
  • advice on drawing up plans to accompany the application in accordance with the relevant regulations
  • advice on nominating an appropriate designated premises supervisor
  • assistance with completing the statutory notices and advertisements
  • on-site visit(s) to ensure plans are compliant with regulations and the appropriate statutory notices are correctly on display
  • advice on matters you may need to consider to assess possible noise transmission to neighbouring properties, dependent on the type of operation proposed for the premises.
  1. Pre-Application Advice Query
    1. Previous contact details
    2. Preferred method of payment
    3. Declaration By completing this form, I understand that:
    4. 1)The final decision is made by Council Members or under delegated authority after the application has been submitted and been subject to a consultation period. You should therefore be aware that the council’s officers are unable to give any guarantees about the decision that will be made in relation to applications.
    5. 2)This service only applies to pre-application assistance therefore ceases to apply once the application is submitted.
    6. 3)The council will not deal with your request for assistance until we receive payment.
    7. 4)A new case officer (i.e. different from the officer providing pre-application advice) will be assigned once you have submitted your licensing application.
    8. f)The confidentiality of information provided to the council cannot be guaranteed because it is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and the council may be obligated to disclose information about pre-application assistance requests and the advice that we have provided.

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