Gambling Act 2005
A premises licence is required where an individual or company proposes to authorise premises to be used for/as:
- a casino
- commercial bingo
- betting premises, including tracks
- adult gaming centres and
- family entertainment centres.
The Council, as licensing authority, are responsible for issuing licences for premises situated within the Ribble Valley area.
Who can apply?
An application for a premises licence may only be made by persons, including companies or partnerships, who:
- have the right to occupy the premises; and
- hold the appropriate Operating Licence from the Gambling Commission.
How do I apply?
Applicants are required to submit an application form together with the fee, a plan of the premises and give notice to the responsible authorities and interested parties. Notice must be given in three ways:
- by a notice placed outside the premises for 28 consecutive days in a place where it can be conveniently read;
- in a local newspaper i.e. The Clitheroe Advertiser & Times, The Lancashire Telegraph or the Longridge News on at least one occasion within 10 days of the application being made; and
- to all resonsible authorities within seven days of the application being made (please click here to view notice)
How will my application be determined?
If there are no representations from either a responsible authority or interested party, then the application can be granted without a hearing. If a relevant representation is made then the application will be determined by the council's licensing sub-committee (unless all parties have agreed this is not necessary).
What form will the licence take?
A premises licence will include the following information:
- the name of the person to whom it is issued;
- a home or business address of that person;
- the premises to which it relates;
- the activities for which it authorises the premises to be used,
- any condition attached by the licensing authority;
- any default condition excluded by the licensing authority;
- include a plan of the premises; and
- the period (if any) at the end of which the licence will expire.
How long will the licence last?
A premises licence, unless granted for a limited time only, remains in force until it:
- is surrendered;
- is revoked for failure to pay a fee;
- lapses; or
- is suspended or revoked following a review
The holder of a premises licence must also pay an annual fee to the licensing authority before each anniversary of the issue of the licence.
For further information on premises licences please contact:
Administration & Licensing Officer
Ribble Valley Borough Council
Direct line: 01200 414454
Fax: 01200 414488
Application to Transfer Premises Licence
Application to vary a Premises Licence
Application for Temporary Use Notice (TUN)
Temporary Use Notice Fees