If you already hold a premises licence you will have some form of authorisation to carry out one or more licensable activities. You can also make an application at any time to ‘vary’ your premises licence to alter the terms of your licence. For example, you can apply to extend the hours you are open to the public or to have conditions removed from your existing licence. You can also apply to add a licensable activity that your current licence does not allow you to carry out.
If you wish to add the supply of alcohol as a new licensable activity you must nominate a designated premises supervisor (DPS). This individual will be responsible for authorising the sale or supply of alcohol in line with your premises licence. The DPS must be a personal licence holder.
There are two processes by which a premises licence can be varied; a 'full' variation or a 'minor' variation.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss your application, if you have any questions about making an application or are finding the process difficult to understand. You can also make an appointment to visit the Suffolk Coastal or Waveney Council offices if you would like us to go through your application before you submit it.
An application form to vary a premises licence is available from the GOV.UK website.
Please note that the form can be filled in on a computer and printed off for submission but completed forms must be signed and submitted to us as hard copy.
If you want to fill in your application by hand, print out the form and complete it using black ink and block capitals. This is important because the form will be scanned.
You can also download templates for the production of press and public notices:
|Download templates for the production of press and public notices|
|Premises licence variation press notice template||Premises licence variation public notice template|
|Certificate of posting notice and press advertisement|