2. Apply to disapply the need for a DPS at a community premises
How to apply
You can apply to remove the requirement for a DPS at a community premises online.
You'll need to:
- give a description of the premises and the committee or board responsible for managing the premises
- explain how you will make sure alcohol sales are properly supervised
- explain any arrangements you have in place for hiring out the premises
Responsible authority role
We will send a full copy of your application to Devon and Cornwall Police.
The chief officer of the police for the area in which the community premises is situated can object on the grounds of crime and disorder.
The other responsible authorities (for example, environmental health, fire service) do not have the right to issue a notice seeking refusal. They can however seek reinstatement of a DPS (Designated Premises Supervisor) at a later date through a review of the licence.
You should also note that if any issues arise with how the premises are run by the management committee then the police are able to request that the licence is reviewed so that the premises must have a DPS again if the sales of alcohol are to continue.
You'll be charged a fee for this application. Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.
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 the mandatory alcohol conditions to be dis-applied and to administer any related premises licence. 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