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Current Premises Licence applications

Under the Licensing Act 2003 any of the 'responsible authorities' (Licensing, Police, Fire Services, Environmental Health amongst the list) or any other ‘person’ is entitled to make a representation in opposition to, or in support of, the following applications:

Representations must be received within 28 days of the application being made, other than minor variations which must be received within 10 working days

Current Premises Licence applications

Name of premises Address of premises Type of application Consultation end date
Costcutter 27 The Broadway, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1AB The sale of alcohol between Monday and Sunday, 7am and 11pm Wednesday 5 December, 2018
  18 West Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1AW the sale of alcohol, live music and recorded music Monday to Sunday 10:00 until 23:00. Please note that whilst live and recorded music form part of this application under the provisions of the Deregulation Act 2015 objections cannot be taken into consideration if these activities take place for audiences of up to 500 people during the hours of 08:00 - 23:00) Wednesday 12 December, 2018

How to make a representation

Before you make a representation, we strongly recommend that you view details of all current applications.

If having considered an application you believe that one or more of the four licensing objectives listed below, would not be promoted if the application was granted as applied for, please submit a representation by the relevant closing date.

You can submit an representation by either:
  • emailing licensing@swale.gov.uk
  • posting the representation form or letter to the attention of the Licensing Team at Swale Borough Council, Swale House East Street Sittingbourne Kent ME10 3HT

Click here to download and complete the representation form (Word 431kb)

What happens next

Once we've received your representation it will be carefully considered so as to ensure that it meets with the statutory requirements. In the event that we believe it may be possible to resolve any concerns expressed, then we will enter into mediation between the various parties. If mediation is successful the representation would have to be withdrawn and the licence/certificate would be granted on the basis of the application and subsequent mediation.

If mediation is unsuccessful, the application is referred to a hearing of the Licensing Sub-committee to be determined. The Licensing team compile a report which will include copies of all relevant written representations. The objectors house name or number, email address and telephone number will be redacted from the report.

The applicant along with any party that has submitted a representation is invited to the hearing (any of these parties could be represented by any person whether or not that person is legally qualified) and has the opportunity to address the sub-committee.

Please note that the name and address (excluding house number) of any person that has submitted a representation will ordinarily be disclosed to the applicant and are a matter of public record. Swale Borough Council is unable to accept or take in to account any anonymous representations.

Contacting Licensing

If you wish to discuss a particular application please contact the Licensing Team at Swale Borough Council:

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