Forms to apply for a new premises licence in Eastbourne, issued by the council under the Licensing Act 2003 for alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment.
How Long Will It Take to Get a Licence?
The Licensing Act 2003 gives the licensing authority up to two months to process applications, from the date a complete application is received.
There is a 28 day statutory minimum consultation period. Objections may be received and a committee hearing will then need to be arranged.
If the licence provides for the sale of alcohol, your Designated Premises Supervisor will need to have a Personal Licence. This can also take up to two months, or longer if an approved training course is needed beforehand.
What Do You Need to Send to Us?
Application form, including details of your operating schedule - go to guidance under Related Pages
Plans of the premises, scale 1:100 - 10 copies are needed: go to Guidance on Plans
If alcohol is to be sold, a consent form completed by the individual who is going to be the Designated Premises Supervisor
(they can do this online for no fee, using the link under Other Websites, or download a form for this below)
A cheque for the correct licence fee - details below - payable to 'Eastbourne Borough Council'
You also need to send a copy of your application forms and plans to each of the 7 Responsible Authorities, including the Police and 2 copies of plans to the Fire Authority - go to Where to Send Your Application Forms.
If you apply online we will deal with sending copies to the Responsible Authorities for you, but please note that to submit an online application you need to be able to electronically attach all the required supporting documents.
Premises licence fees are linked to the rateable value bands of the premises. A multiplier applies to premises in bands D and E where they are exclusively or primarily in the business of selling alcohol.
No fee is payable for some types of premises. Other premises which are not liable to or are exempt from non-domestic rating (NDR) will be liable to charges for premises licences in Band A.
Use the links from this page for a list of fee bands, to check whether your premises is exempt, or to calculate online your business rateable value.
Applicants are advised that Annual Premises Fees will also apply to all licences:
Advertising Your Application
You need to place a newspaper advertisement and display a site notice outside your premises using the forms below - for guidance go to Advertising your Application under Related Pages.
Please read our guidance booklet before filling in your forms.