Variation and Minor Variation Applications amending an existing premises licence
If you hold a premises licence and want to make changes you must apply for a Variation. You can use a Variation Application to:
- Add licensable activities not already allowed.
- Remove or alter conditions on the premises licence.
- Alter the plan of the premises that the premises licence relates.
If you hold a Premises Licence and want to make small changes you can apply for a Minor Variation. Minor Variation applications can be used to:
- Make small changes to the structure or layout of premises.
- Add the provision of late night refreshment or regulated entertainment, such as the performance of plays or film exhibitions.
- Make small changes to licensing hours.
- Amend or remove licence conditions, such as any which might be considered out of date or unenforceable, or add new conditions.
You cannot use a Minor Variation Application to:
- Add the retail or supply of alcohol to a licence.
- Extend licensing hours for the sale or supply of alcohol at any time between 11pm and 7am.
- Increase the amount of time on any day during which alcohol may be sold by retail or supplied.
- Extend the period for which a time limited licence or certificate has effect.
- Transfer the licence or certificate from one premise to another, or vary substantially the premises to which it relates.
- Specify, in a premises licence, an individual as the premises supervisor.
- Add the sale by retail or supply of alcohol as an activity authorised by a licence or certificate.
- Dis-apply the mandatory conditions relating to a designated premises supervisor (there is a separate process by which community premises can apply for this).