Licensing applications received under the 2003 Licensing Act

You can use our online form to submit any representations for or against an application.

Please ensure you have read the guidance below before beginning the form.

The table below shows details of licensing applications made under the Licensing Act 2003.

If you wish to have more information on an application or view the application please email licensing@thanet.gov.uk.


Representations against an application

Any representations against an application that are made must have reference to the 4 licensing objectives as listed below.

The prevention of crime and disorder

This relates to any crime, disorder or anti-social behaviour at the premises or related to the management of the premises. A licence holder/applicant cannot generally be held responsible for the conduct of individuals once they leave the premises;

Public safety

This relates to the safety of the public on the premises, i.e. fire safety, electrical circuitry, lighting, building safety or capacity, and first aid.

Prevention of public nuisance

This can relate to issues such as hours of operation, noise emanating from the premises, vibrations, lighting and litter.

Protection of children from harm

This relates to protecting children from the activities carried out on the premises whilst they are there. The law already provides special protections for children under 18 to buy alcohol.


Please also read How to make a representation for further information.


Support an Application

If you wish to support an application please complete the form at the top of the page.


Anything received after the above date mentioned next to the application will not be accepted.

Please note your representation form will be passed to the applicant if it is accepted as a valid representation and will form part of a public agenda should a Licensing Hearing be required.

It is an offence to, knowingly or recklessly, make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction is £5000.

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