If the Licensing Authority receives a representation from
- a responsible authority
- other persons
it may be necessary to hold a hearing to determine the outcome of the application.
The hearing will take the form of a discussion led by the Licensing Authority. Three members of the Licensing Sub-Committee will sit on the panel. Members can only consider information given at the hearing.
Any person or body who has made a representation in relation to the application will be invited to the hearing, along with the applicant and various officers from the Licensing Authority.
Regulations cover certain aspects of the hearings procedure. The Licensing Authority has prepared a Hearings Protocol.
The parties involved have the right of appeal to the Magistrates' Court. Any appeal must be made within 21 days of being given written notification of the decision.
Appealing licensing decisions is a guidance document that has been prepared by the government for members of the public who want to appeal against a decision made by the Licensing Authority.