Before approving a licence, our health and safety team will visit the premises. We will contact you to arrange a date and time for the inspection.
If the premises fails the inspection, work may be needed to improve health and safety arrangements. These works will then need to be checked before a decision can be made. If you are unable to meet the requirements, your application may be refused or conditions attached to your licence or parts of the premises may be restricted from use.
We aim to process your application within 2 months. If your application is not processed within this time it will not be considered granted. We will contact you when a decision is made.
The application fee includes the cost:
- to process your application
- to carry out enforcement of the licence
If your application is refused, we will refund the enforcement part of the fee (67% of the total).
If you cancel your licence within the first 4 months, we can only refund the enforcement part of the fee. After 4 months we will refund the amount equal to the remaining months on the licence.
You can appeal a decision on your licence application or any term, condition or restriction within 21 days of being notified. You must send your appeal to the Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court.