Coronavirus update

We are not currently accepting postal representations due to the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.

All representations should be made online, where they will be processed according to the relevant legislation.

Any queries should be directed to the Licensing Team on 020 7974 4444.

Making a representation

Commenting on a licensing application is known as 'making a representation'. You can comment on applications for:

  • new premises licences
  • variation of a premises licences
  • review of a premises licence

You can support or oppose applications. You must comment on how the application could affect our licensing objectives, which are:

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

Your comments must be reasonable.

We will grant a premises licence if we don’t receive any representations during the 28 day public consultation.

View and comment on licensing applications in public consultation

What happens next

We will review your comments to ensure it is relevant to the licensing objectives. We will then send your comments to the applicants. This will include your name, address and contact details to enable to applicant to liaise with you in relation to the application. If you do not wish for contact details to be shared with the applicant, you must specify as such in your representation.

If the applicant doesn’t deal with your concerns, the application will be discussed at a licensing panel. You will be invited to attend and tell the panel about your concerns.

What happens to my comments?

Your comments will be made publicly available online. This will include you name and address but we will not display your telephone number or email address.

We will take steps to ensure any other personal data as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation is removed where appropriate. However, if you have any specific concerns about the publication of any data you have submitted please contact 

Read our Corporate Privacy Statement and our Licensing Service Privacy Statement for more information.