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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
Herons Park/School Lane





New Premises Licence Application for 21st July 2018 only. Sale of Alcohol, Live & Recorded Music between 11:00 and 22:30 19 June 2018
Admirals Arms

Trafalgar Court

West Street




Application for a full variation: To extend the existing bar and provide an additional seating area. No change to licensable activities or times. 18 June 2018
Three Mariners

2 Church Road




ME13 0QA

Provision of an additional external bar Sunday - Saturday 12:00 (noon) - 22:00. 26 June 2018
Premier Inn

Perry Court Farm

Ashford Road



New Premises Licence Application for: Sale of Alcohol, Films and Late Night Refreshment 5 July 2018
Sittingbourne Snooker and Sports Bar

2nd Floor 7-11 High Street




Application for a new Premises Licence for Sale of Alcohol Mon to Sun – 11:00 until 00:30 and Xmas & New Years Eve until 01:30, Live & Recorded Music Mon to Sun – 10:00 until 00:30 and Xmas & New Years Eve until 02:00 and Indoor Sporting Events Mon to Sun – 10:00 until 00:30 10 July 2018
The Flying Sheep

193 High Street




For the supply of alcohol - Monday - Thursday and Sunday 11:00 - 23:00, Friday and Saturday 11:00 - 00:00, Bank Holidays and Christmas Eve 11:00 -00:00, New Years Eve 11:00 - 01:00 9 July 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
  • 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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