Who needs a premises licence?

This licence is required for buildings or areas that provide:

  • The sale of alcohol
  • The supply of late night refreshments i.e. hot food or drink between the hours of 11pm and 5am (this will include mobile vans)
  • The provision of regulated entertainment - which includes the performance of a play, an exhibition of a film, an indoor sporting event, recorded music, live music, a boxing or wrestling entertainment, a performance of dance and the provision for making music or for dancing

How do I apply for a premises licence?

A premises licence application must be made to the licensing authority- the authority within whose area the premises is situated. If the premises is situated in Newark and Sherwood, then we will process the application.

Responsible Authorities and interested parties will be able to make representations against the proposed use or variation applied for. This means they can make valid objections against the application, giving reasons why they think it shouldn’t be allowed. The period in which representations can be made is 28 days from the day we receive the application.

Disclosure of personal details of persons making representations: Where a notice of hearing is given to an applicant, the licensing authority is required under the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 to provide the applicant with copies of the relevant representations that have been made.  In exceptional circumstances, persons making representations to the licensing authority may be reluctant to do so because of fears of intimidation or violence if their personal details, such as name and address are divulged to the applicant.  Where the licensing authority consider that the person has a genuine and well-founded fear of intimidation and may be deterred from making a representation on this basis, they may wish to consider alternative approaches.

If there are no representations the licence will be granted on the 29th day. If there are any representations made, the application will go for a hearing before our Licensing Committee/Panel for a decision within 20 working days after the initial representation period.

Current Applications

La Parisienne full application (PDF File, 2,075kb)

Cafrello, 2 London Road (PDF File, 699kb) 

BeanBlock, Unit 24, 15 St Mark's Lane, Newark (PDF File, 1,333kb)

Boughton Pumping Station (PDF File, 3,447kb)

Inkpot Micropub variation (PDF File, 610kb)

Changes to a premises licence

If the holder of a premises licence wish to make changes to their licence they will need to first make an application to our Licensing Service. The typical changes requested include: extending hours; removing, adding or amending conditions; altering the layout plan attached to the licence.

Usually these changes will require a full variation application unless the changes are considered minor in which case a minor variation application may be acceptable by us. If the proposed changes are substantial then an applicant may need to submit a new premises licence application.

Review of premises licence

Any local resident or local business can ask the licensing authority to review a premises licence at any time, by completing and submitting an application form. A responsible authority such as the police, fire service or environmental health can also ask for a review of a licence where they believe that problems are undermining one of the licensing objectives. Local authorities must advertise the application and invite representations from responsible authorities and residents.

Review of premises licence pack (PDF File, 610kb)

What happens at a review?

You are invited to attend a hearing at our offices before the Licensing Sub-Committee, which will consider the representations that made. The Licensing Authority can then modify any conditions of the licence, exclude a licensable activity, request the removal of the designated premises supervisor, suspend the licence for up to three months, or revoke (remove) the licence completely.

Current Review Applications

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Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY


01636 650000

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