Review of a premises licence
You can apply for a review of an existing licence if you are experiencing problems with a premises.
The problems must be relevant to one of the 4 licensing objectives:
• the prevention of crime and disorder
• public safety
• the prevention of public nuisance
• the protection of children from harm
Before you apply for a review, you should consider whether your problems could be dealt with outside of the formal review process.
- talk to the licence holder, to find out if there are any steps they are willing to take to solve the problems
- ask your local councillor or MP to speak to the licence holder on your behalf
- talk to the relevant responsible authority, to find out if other legislation could help solve the problem. For example, if there is a noise nuisance, you can report it to us and we can investigate
If these options have been unsuccessful, or are not suitable for your situation, you can apply for a review.
To apply for a review, you will need:
- your name, address and contact details
- the name, address and contact details of the premises and licensee
- a detailed description of the problems you are experiencing
You can apply for a review using our form.
What happens next
Once we receive your application, we will:
- acknowledge it within three working days
- undertake the review
- contact you if we need any further information
- notify you of the outcome of our review
We can reject an application if it:
- does not relate to a licensing objective
- is a repetitive complaint
- is considered minor or trivial
You can find advice on the management of noise and other public nuisance issues in the . This document has been prepared and adopted by Environmental Health departments of all the 14 Essex local authorities.