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.

Data Protection

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