Applications for changes to a premises licence; applications for a minor variation to a licence and applications for a variation which could affect the licensing objectives.

Applications for minor variation to a premises licence

You will need to submit a minor variation application if you want to make minor changes to your licence which will not affect the licensing objectives.

If you want to extend the hours that you sell alcohol, you will need to submit a Full variation application, see below.

The forms to make an application for a minor variation to a premises licence are only available from the GOV.UK website which gives guidance on the application procedure including  payment of application fees.

You can complete the whole application process online from the GOV.UK website, see the following link to application forms and guidance...

PLEASE NOTE:

  • There is an application fee of £89.00 payable when the application is submitted
  • If we do not grant the variations to the licence, we will not refund your fee
  • Separate to submitting their premises application forms, applicants MUST remember to advertise their premises application in the local press and on their premises as explained in our guidance notes, see Icon for pdf Advertising an application for a premises licence [87.64KB].

Once we receive your application we will:

  • Acknowledge it within three working days
  • Hold a consultation for 10 days, allowing for representations

If we receive any representations, we will take the application to the Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee for councillors to consider.  We will then notify you of their decision.

The advantages of online applications

If you complete the whole application process online from the GOV.UK website. This will include:

  • submission of your application form
  • payment of application fees
  • Notification of your application to all responsible authorities, as required by the licensing regulations

Postal applications

If you prefer to submit a postal application you can send your completed application form, along with the additional information needed to:

The Licensing Authority
Basildon Council
The Basildon Centre
St. Martin's Square
Basildon, Essex
SS14 1DL

PLEASE NOTE: If you decide to submit your application by post then you MUST also:

Applications for full variation to a premises licence

You will need to submit a full variation application if:

  • you want to make changes to your licence which could affect the licensing objectives
  • you want to extend the hours that you sell alcohol

The forms to make an application for a full variation to a premises licence are only available from the GOV.UK website which gives guidance on the application procedure including  payment of application fees.

You can complete the whole application process online from the GOV.UK website, see the following link to application forms and guidance...

PLEASE NOTE:

  • There is an application fee payable when the application is submitted. The fee depends on the rateable value of your premises. More information can be found in The Council's Icon for pdf Schedule of fees and charges [575.32KB]. (Page 72)
  • If we do not grant the variations to the licence, we will not refund your fee
  • Separate to submitting their premises application forms, applicants MUST remember to advertise their premises application in the local press and on their premises as explained in our guidance notes, see Icon for pdf Advertising an application for a premises licence [87.64KB].

Once we receive your application we will:

  • Acknowledge it within three working days
  • Hold a consultation for 28 days, allowing for representations

If we receive any representations, we will take the application to the Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee for councillors to consider.  We will then notify you of their decision.

The advantages of online applications

If you complete the whole application process online from the GOV.UK website. This will include:

  • submission of your application form
  • payment of application fees
  • Notification of your application to all responsible authorities, as required by the licensing regulations

Postal applications

If you prefer to submit a postal application you can send your completed application form, along with the additional information needed to:

The Licensing Authority
Basildon Council
The Basildon Centre
St. Martin's Square
Basildon, Essex
SS14 1DL

PLEASE NOTE: If you decide to submit your application by post then you MUST also: