Please read our guide to a review before you apply.
A responsible authority or any other person can in certain circumstances call for a review of a current premises licence or club certificate if a premises isn't operating in a way that promotes the four licensing objectives:
- the prevention of crime and disorder
- public safety
- the prevention of public nuisance
- the protection of children from harm
Following a review a premises may:
- have conditions added to their licence
- have the activities or times that the licence covers reduced
- in extreme cases be closed down
How to apply
You'll need to complete an application form and send this to us. You'll need to explain the grounds for a review and give as much information as possible.
The grounds you give for a review must relate to one of the four licensing objectives and must not be frivolous, vexatious or a repetition.
You'll need to send copies of this form and any enclosures to the responsible authorities and the premises licence or club premises certificate holder.
An application for a review can't be made anonymously. It's important that the licence holder is able to respond to an application for a review. If there are genuine concerns about possible intimidation an individual could consider asking the police, or another appropriate responsible authority to apply for a review on their behalf.
You can view details of existing premises licences, club premises certificates and a list of current applications on our licensing public register.
Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of the licensing service to process your application for a review of a premises licence or club premises certificate. Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes. Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary. There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant privacy notice.
Start the journey
More info about the journey
You'll need copies of the completed form and any enclosures to send to each of the responsible authorities and the licence holder.
If an application for a review is accepted then a hearing must be heard before members of the licensing sub committee, unless all parties agree that this is unnecessary. Following a review, a sub- committee may:
- decide that no action is necessary
- modify or add conditions to the licence
- exclude a licensable activity from the licence
- remove the designated premises supervisor (DPS)
- suspend the licence for a period (not exceeding three months)
- revoke the licence
After the hearing we'll write to you with the decision.
What you can do if you haven't heard from us
A hearing must be heard to determine the application. You can contact us by telephone or email for an update.
What you can do if your application is unsuccessful
Please contact us in the first instance.
An appeal may be made against the decision by:
- the applicant for the review
- the holder of the premises licence, or
- any other person who made relevant representations in relation to the application for a review
All appeals must be made to a magistrates’ court within 21 days of notice of the decision:
North and East Devon Magistrates Court, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX1 1UH
Tel: 01392 415300
You can post your application to us or bring it in to our offices.
If you want to come in to our offices and speak to us then please telephone first to make sure that someone is available.