Premises Licence Representations and Reviews

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Representations on a Premises Licence

Once a valid application is submitted you have 28 days to lodge a representation, the expiry date for representations will be shown on the newspaper notice or public notice on the premises.  All representations must be made in writing to:

Licensing Team
Ipswich Borough  Council
Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich IP1 2DE

Representations must be received before the last date for representations as indicated on our website. If you are in any doubt as to the date by which representations must be submitted, please contact us.

For a representation to be valid and relevant it must show the impact of the grant of the proposed licensable activities and impact on one or more of the Licensing Objectives.

Copies of all representations will be forwarded to the applicant.  Anonymous representations will not be accepted by the Licensing Authority. Only under exceptional circumstances will the Licensing Authority not disclose ANY personal details.

Please be aware that if your representation is valid a hearing may be required at Ipswich Borough Council.

You will be invited to attend in person to that hearing should the licence application have to be determined by Ipswich Borough Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee. Your representation will also be included in the papers presented to the Committee and therefore will pass into the public domain. It is therefore possible that details of your representation may be picked up by journalists.

Review an existing Premises Licence

If you feel a premises is in breach of any of its conditions you can request a review of the Premises Licence. If you contact us we can provide the appropriate form to be completed.

You must be able to show how it affects your quality of life and it must relate to one of the four Licensing Objectives:

  • The protection of children from harm

  • Public safety

  • Prevention of crime and disorder

  • Prevention of public nuisance

If applicable a hearing may take place at Ipswich Borough Council, all parties will be invited to the hearing which will be held in public.  At the hearing the Committee could choose to leave the licence as it is, modify the licence conditions, exclude activities from the licence, suspend or even revoke the licence.

Contact Details

Licensing and Enforcement,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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01473 432063