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Premises licences - how to comment or complain

How to comment on licensing applications or complain about a premises licence

Current licensing applications

You can have a say in the licensing process by making comments, or representations, about applications made under the Licensing Act.

When applicants want to apply for a new licence or vary the conditions of an existing application, for example extend their opening hours, they must advertise the application by:   

  • placing a notice at or on the premises
  • placing a notice in a newspaper

We also publish the details of any relevant applications we receive, together with the dates by which representations must be made, on this page. Any person or responsible authority is entitled to make a representation, provided their comments relate to one or more of the four licensing objectives:    

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • protection of children from harm 

If you're concerned that granting a licence in the terms it has been applied for is likely to have an effect on one or more of these objectives, you have 28 days starting the day after the application was submitted in order to make a representation. 

Further guidance about making a representation can be found on the government's GOV.UK website.

Download the Premises Representation Form

Download the Premises Review Form

Applications


There are currently no applications open for comment


How to complain about currently licensed or unlicensed premises

To make a complaint about licensed or unlicensed premises, put your concerns in writing and email to licensing@rutland.gov.uk or post to Licensing, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP.

It could be that you want to complain about a premises providing licensable activities, for example:

  • you visited a venue providing licensable activities and you’re concerned that some aspect of the operation is not being properly managed
  • the noise from a licensed premises is troubling you
  • you have recurring problems with customers from licensed premises who are causing trouble or disturbances (you should contact your local police station first)

You may also want to complain about a premises that’s not licensed but is providing licensing activities. For example, if you believe a premises operating licensing activities may not hold a licence to provide those activities.

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