For the latest Government guidance relating to the temporary alcohol licensing provisions in the Business and Planning Act 2020, please see the Government website. These new provisions may make it unnecessary for you to need to vary you premises licence.
Please read our information about full variations before you apply.
How to apply
You can apply for a full variation to your premises licence online.
You'll need to give:
- an explanation of the variation
- a detailed plan if you are changing the layout of the premises (you can find out more about this in our guidance for plans)
- details of any further steps you'll take to promote the four licensing objectives - these will be attached to your licence as conditions and you may find our Pool of Conditions - GN6 guidance helpful with this
You must put up public notices at the premises giving details of the application.
A copy of that notice must also be advertised in a local newspaper.
More information and a template to follow are in our guidance for the display of notices.
You'll be charged a fee that's based on the rateable value of the premises. 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 to vary a premises licence and 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
Start the journey
More info about the journey
You'll need a credit or debit card.
You'll need a plan of the premises if you are changing the layout.
You'll need to send us your existing premises licence in the post.
You'll need to put up public notices at the premises and advertise a copy of the notice in a local newspaper.
When we receive your application we'll check it to make sure it's been completed correctly. We'll telephone you if there is anything else we need.
As soon as we have the complete application and all the information we need, we'll accept it and there will then be 28 days (from the day after we accept the application) when anyone can make a representation.
If no representations are received your application will be granted and we'll send you your licence in the post.
If representations are received then a hearing must be heard before members of the licensing sub-committee unless all parties agree this isn't necessary.
After the hearing we'll write to you with the decision.
What you can do if you haven't heard from us
If at least 35 days have passed since you gave us your completed application and you haven't heard from us you can act as though your application is granted.
If you are submitting your application by post then this will only apply when you can show proof of delivery from the Post Office or a recognised courier.
Timescales for processing an application do not start until all the necessary information has been received in full
What you can do if your application is unsuccessful
Please contact us in the first instance.
If a full variation application is refused then you can appeal. You can also appeal any decision to:
- reject part of the application
- modify conditions of the licence
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