If you hold a premises licence and want to make changes to it, you can apply for a variation of the licence.
If you are only looking to make small changes to the licence, that will not impact on the promotion of the licensing objectives, it may be possible to apply for a minor variation of the premises licence. Minor variations are subject to a simplified application process and a lower application fee.
Further guidance on variation applications can be found on the GOV.UK website
To help make your application process run more smoothly, Worcestershire Regulatory Services now offer a pre-application assistance service.
Apply online for the variation of a premises licence licence via the GOV.UK website.
Apply by post
To apply by post:
- download an application form to vary a premises licence.
- complete the form and send your application to us at: Licensing, Malvern Hills District Council, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3AF
- copies of your application will also need to be sent to all of the responsible authorities, whose contact details can be found in our Responsible Authorities List
Sales of Alcohol
If you want permission to use the premises for the sale of alcohol, you will need to name in the application a person who will act as designated premises supervisor (DPS). This person must agree to being nominated as the DPS by completing a DPS Consent Form.
Display of Public Notice
You should download a Full Variation Public Notice template for the public notice that needs to be displayed at the premises and published in a local newspaper, circular or similar document. Please note that the notice displayed at the relevant premises must be printed on light blue paper.
A table of the fees that must be paid for applications under the Licensing Act 2003 can be found on our Licensing Fees and Charges page
Find out the non-domestic rateable value of the relevant premises by visiting the Valuation Office Agency website
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes. After the 28 day consultation period has expired, if no representations have been received from responsible authorities or other persons, then the licence is granted as applied for. We will issue the licence shortly after.
If there is a representation from a responsible authority other person then this will cause the application to be considered by the Licensing Sub-Committee. A hearing will be arranged within 56 days from the date the application is made.