Premises licence: Minor variation applications

This process can only be used where the variations will not adversely impact on the promotion of any of the four licensing objectives (prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of public nuisance, protection of children from harm).

We advise you speak to the Licensing Unit before making your application.

Note: Some areas may be subject to a Special Cumulative Impact Policy so please check before making your application.


You must pay an application fee of £89.

How to apply


If your application is for a change to the premises layout, then you should submit an existing layout plan and a proposed layout plan with your application.

Apply online for a minor variation

You must advertise your application at or on the premises for ten consecutive working days after you submit your application. 

By post

The following link includes the application form, guidance notes, details of where to send the application and the required public notification of the application. 

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. If after the 10 working day consultation period has expired and no representation have been made by a responsible authority or interested party, then we will approve the minor variation.

If any representations have been received, we have a further five working days to consider them and will decide whether to approve or reject the application.

If the minor variation is approved, we will issue a notice outlining the minor variation to the premises licence or club premises certificate. We will also issue a new licence or certificate to reflect the minor variation.