Current Applications

These documents contain information about new applications and variations for premises licences and club premises certificates under the Licensing Act 2003 (opens in a new window). This is when an an individual or organisation applies for a premises licence or club certificate to carry out licensable activities such as the retail of alcohol, providing regulated entertainment or the provision of late night refreshment.

The applications, licences and supporting documentation will also be available to view, by appointment, at the Civic Offices, Derby Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire NG10 1HU.

The Business and Planning Act 2020 came into force on 22 July 2020 in order to assist businesses that have been affected by the Covid 19 pandemic. This Offers a ''fast track'' process to grant Pavement Licences to permit tables, chairs and stalls to be placed on the highway for the sale and consumption of food and drink. Any application granted will remain in force until 30 September 2021 unless surrendered or revoked. Any current application for a Pavement Licence can be viewed below alongside the Licensing Act 2003 applications.



15 March 2021The Spanish Bar, South Street, Ilkeston: Application for variation of premises licence. (docx, 55kb)
18 March 2021The Barge Inn, Long Eaton.  Application to vary premises licence. (docx 54,48 KB)
23 March 2021The Three Horse Shoes, Derby Road, Ilkeston: (docx, 54kb)  Application to vary the premises licence.
26 March 2021The White Hart, Derby Road, Stanley. (docx, 55kb) Punch Partnerships Ltd has applied for a minor variation to the premises licence.
1 April 2021Cocktail Queen Drinks, Richmond Close, West Hallam. (docx, 54kb)  PRM0555. Application for a premises licence. 
1 April 2021Co-op, The Green, Breaston (docx, 54KB). PRM0077. Application to vary premises licence. 
12 April 2021Mad Dog Coffee Bar, Bath Street, Ilkeston. (docx, 55KB) PRM0556.Coffee Spaniel Company Limited. New premises licence application.
15 April 2021Ilkeston Rugby Club (docx, 55kb), Hallam Fields Road, Ilkeston. Appplication to vary the premises licence.
16 April 2021The Bottle Kiln, High Lane West (docx 55kb), West Hallam. Application for varation of premises licence. 


A key feature of the new licensing regime is to allow anyone to have a say in licensing applications that they think may affect them, as well as ensuring that the Responsible Authorities such as the police, public health, planning, fire, trading standards, child protection and environmental health officers also have the opportunity to submit their recommendations and take action if problems occur after the grant of a premises licence.

The 2003 Act permits anyone to make a 'representation' if they think they will be affected by an application for a premises licence. This includes any individual, body, business or organisation. Whilst any of these persons may act in their own right, they may also request that a representative makes a representation to the licensing authority on their behalf. A representative may include a legal representative, a friend, a Member of Parliament, or a local ward or parish Councillor who can all act in such a capacity.

If they think granting a new, or changing an existing licence or certificate would undermine any of the licensing objectives, they can make representations to the relevant licensing authority. Any representation made by these persons must be 'relevant' to the licensing objectives. They can also ask the licensing authority to review a current premises licence or club certificate if problems occur which undermine the licensing objectives. The licensing objectives are:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder

  • Public safety

  • The prevention of public nuisance

  • The protection of children from harm.

This may affect pubs, clubs, bars. restaurants, supermarkets, off licences, cinemas, theatres, community premises and late night takeaways to name just a few. Under the Act the licensing authority must publish a Statement of Licensing Policy describing how it will promote the licensing objectives above.

Please be aware that it is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application. The maximum fine which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is £5000.

Guidance for making a representation to an application under the Licensing Act 2003

One of the main aims of the new licensing system is the introduction of more proportionate regulations to give businesses greater freedom and flexibility to meet customers’ expectations, for example by extending or altering opening hours. The new system also aims to provide the necessary protection of any persons whose lives can be blighted by disturbance and anti-social behaviour associated with those visiting licensed premises.

The purpose of this guidance is to therefore offer assistance to members of the public wishing to make representations about licensing applications, e.g. applications for new premises licences or applications to vary existing premises licences and club premises certificates made under the Licensing Act 2003.

This guidance explains who is entitled to make representations and how such representations should be made. It also explains the process which follows once representations have been received by the Council.

Licensing Act 2003

Under the 2003 Licensing Act Erewash Borough Council is the Licensing Authority, and issues premises licences which allow businesses to carry out the following licensable activities:

  • sale by retail of alcohol
  • the supply of alcohol
  • the provision of regulated entertainment
  • the provision of late night refreshment between 11pm and 5am.

This affects pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, off licences, cinemas, theatres, community premises and late night takeaways to name just a few.

Under the Act the Licensing Authority must publish a Statement of Licensing Policy showing how it will promote the licensing objectives of:

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • protection of children from harm
  • public safety
  • Prevention of public nuisance.

Application made under the Licensing Act 2003

A premises licence can authorise one or more licensable activities. Some premises, such as takeaways, will just have late night refreshment while other venues such as hotels and night clubs may have a combination of all licensable activities  

At any time the holder of a premises licence or club premises certificate can make an application to the licensing authority to vary their licence. These variation applications, as well as brand new premises applications, must be advertised, and are subject to public representations. 

Advertising of applications

A blue notice will advertise an application for a new licence or a variation to an existing licence. This will be blue for a full variation, or white for a minor variation. The notice must be prominently displayed on the premises, in a place that is accessible by the public.

The notice will provide a final date for representations as well as brief details of the application.

For full variations and new premises licence applications applicants must also place a notice about their application in a local newspaper that covers the area in which their premises is situated. This notice will appear within 10 days of the applicant making their application to the Licensing Authority.

Criteria for making a representation

Representations can be made against a premises licence application by any person who thinks they may be adversely affected by the application. This includes any individual, body or business. Representations may also be made on behalf of any person by a representative. A representative may include a legal representative, a friend, a Member of Parliament, or a local ward or parish councillor.

The person or organisation does not have to live or have a business interest in the vicinity of the premises, but the representation must be `relevant’, that is, based on the likely effect the granting of the application will have on the promotion of the four licensing objectives:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

For example, if you are concerned the granting of a variation will lead to an increase in crime and disorder in the area of the premises; this may be classed as a relevant representation.

The licensing authority will also not consider representations that are frivolous or vexatious. A frivolous representation is one that does not have a serious purpose or is not serious in its nature, whilst a vexatious representation is one that is made purely to cause annoyance to the applicant.

Making a representation

Relevant representations must be in writing and submitted to the Licensing Authority. To assist objectors the licensing Authority has created a form that you can request from the licensing department by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would recommend that you use this form to submit your representation. The form is designed to help extract the type of information which is required to ensure the representation can be accepted.

Your representations must reach us within the 28 day notice period. Late representations will not be considered. If you are unsure when the application was made, you can check with the council or consult the application advertisement.

The licensing staff will initially check your representation to ensure that it fulfils the criteria, and your comments relate to one or more of the four licensing objectives.

Assuming that your representation fulfils the criteria, it will be copied and sent to the applicant, along with any other representations received.

It is important that the applicant is provided with the opportunity to address the comments raised in your representation. In addition a copy of your letter will be included in the committee papers and your personal details may form part of the recorded decision, all of which are public documents.

If you do not want your personal details to be released then you will be unable to make a personal representation.

Alternatives to making a representation personally

If you do not want your personal details to be released then you can approach a local representative who may consider making the representation on your behalf. You should not delay in seeking a representative as any representations must be received within the 28 day notice period. You could ask a local Councillor (including Town & Parish Councillors), or any other locally recognised body or association. If you are unsure about whom you can approach in your area please contact us and we will be happy to advise.

Firstly, if you have already made a written representation to the Licensing Authority you should contact us without delay and ask for this to be withdrawn.

It is advised that you write to the chosen representative as they will need to keep evidence of your request (in the instance of any further challenge, such as through an appeal hearing). You must provide them with your name, address and details of the grounds upon which your representation is made. They will need to use their local knowledge to satisfy themselves that your representation complies with the required criteria, and agree to take the matter on your behalf.

They should then submit written representation to the Licensing Authority replicating the grounds upon which your representation is made. We will then process this representation as we would any others, i.e. send a copy to the applicant and include a copy in the Panel report.

Please note that all future dialogue and correspondence will be held with your representative, and the licensing authority will not be in a position to make direct contact with you. Consequently the Notice of Hearing and any decision letter will also be sent to your representative.


The Licensing Authority will accept petitions, but there are some important factors to consider before organizing a petition:

  • We ask that the instigator of the petition identifies them as a central point of contact. We may need to make contact in order to verify certain matters and if we are unable to do this it could invalidate the petition.
  • Each page of the petition should contain information as to the purpose of the petition so that all persons know what they are signing.
  • Full names and addresses must be supplied, and finally
  • All signatories must be made aware that a copy of the petition will be supplied to the applicant and a copy will be contained within the committee papers, so their personal details will become public knowledge.

We will not write to each signatory separately, but instead assume that the instigator will advise each signatory of the hearing date and the final outcome of the application. It is expected that the instigator will represent the signatories at the hearing and to speak for them.


If relevant representations are made and accepted by the licensing authority the application shall be referred for a hearing, unless the council, the applicant, and everyone else who has made representations agree that a hearing is not necessary.

The hearing will take place before a Licensing Sub-Committee which is made up of three Councillors selected from the full Licensing Committee.

All parties (the applicant, objectors/representatives of objectors, and any responsible authority .i.e. the police, environmental health, etc that has made a representation), will receive a Notice of Hearing. The Notice will set out the date, time and location and explains the procedure to be followed at the hearing. This notice is usually sent out at least ten days before the hearing.

All parties will be able to address the Sub-Committee. All parties are restricted to equal time in order to make their submissions, therefore where there are a lot of objectors/supporters present, the Sub-Committee may request that a spokesperson is nominated.

The Committee will not permit cross examination between parties.

Note: Whilst this is a public hearing only those who have made their identity known through their letter of representation may address the Committee in person.

 Even if you (or your representative) are unable to attend the hearing the Sub-Committee will still consider your written representation.

In making decisions the Sub-Committee will take into account all of the written and verbal evidence before them. They also have a duty to take into account the licensing objectives set out in the Act, The Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and guidance given by the Secretary of State.

The licensing sub-committee may then:

  • grant the application
  • reject the application.
  • grant the application with modifications

The Committee will normally announce their decision at the hearing, and written confirmation will be distributed to all parties following the hearing.

If any party is aggrieved of the decision, then there is a right of Appeal to the Magistrates Court.

If you wish to withdraw any representations you may do so confirming this in writing, providing you do so no later than 24 hours before any hearing, or otherwise orally at the hearing.


If problems arise following the granting of a licence, anyone can apply for a review of the licence. The procedures followed will be very similar to that of above.


A right of appeal to the Magistrates’ Court is provided for the applicant against a decision by the Licensing Authority.

Further Information

For further information regarding Current Applications, please contact the Licensing Section using the details below:

Licensing Office
Erewash Borough Council
Civic Centre
Derby Road
Long Eaton
NG10 1HU

Call: 0115  9071113
Fax: 0115 9071121