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Premises licence

Policy 2021-2026

Statement of Licencing Policy PDF (194 KB)

Licence summary

To provide Regulated Entertainment, Late Night Refreshment and the sale/supply of Alcohol in England and Wales you will need a licence under the Licensing Act 2003 from your local authority.

Eligibility criteria

Any of the following may apply for a premises licence:

Regulation summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence External Hyperlink

Application evaluation process

Applications must be sent to the licensing authority for the area in which your premises are located.  They must be in a specific format and accompanied by any required fee, a plan of the premises and a form of consent from the premises supervisor (for applications where the sale of alcohol will be a licensable activity).

The application will include details of:

As an applicant, you will be required to present a copy of your application to the Licensing Section of the Council and send duplicate copies to each of the Responsible Authorities. You will be required to place an A3 Pale Blue Site Notice on the premises to which the application relates.

The Local Authority is responsible for granting the application but in the case that representations are received then the application must be referred to a Licensing Panel who will after reviewing all the evidence decide whether the licence will be rejected or issued subject to amendments.

If an application for a licence is refused or if you are not satisfied with the decision of the Licensing Panel, you will be given a copy of the panel decision and the details to enable you to appeal to the Magistrates which must be done within 21 days of the notice of decision.

Other applications can be made to Vary or Transfer a licence for Minor Variation, and for a Review of a licence.

No application will be granted prior to the required process being followed and you will hear about your application at regular intervals throughout the determination process. You can also follow the procedure on the Fareham website via the individual reference number sent to you following receipt of the application.

Prior to making an application for any type of premises licence, you would be advised to contact the Licensing Officer to establish exactly what is required prior to making the application.

Apply online

Apply by post

If you wish to apply by post, please contact the Licensing team for the approrpriate application form and to confirm the current fee.  Licensing can be contacted on 01329 824399, or Licensing, Environmental Health, Fareham Borough Council, Civic Centre, Civic Way, Fareham, PO16 7AZ.

Forms of Redress

Temporary Event Notices

Covid-19 requirements - Risk assessment

In view of the current pandemic, Government laws and guidance regarding Coronavirus External Hyperlink require duty holders to put in place measures to control the risk of the transmission of Covid-19.

To comply with these requirements, you will need to have carried out a suitable Covid-secure risk assessment for your event. Please see the Health and Safety Executive - Covid-secure risk assessments web page External Hyperlink for guidance and information on how to do this.

The Covid-secure risk assessment must be prepared as part of your planning for your event, and then implemented and managed for the duration of your event. Your Covid-secure risk assessment must also be made available upon request of an authorised officer of the Council.

As a significant public safety issue of concern, you should submit a copy of your risk assessment with your application. If you do not submit a suitable Covid-secure risk assessment with your application or any element of the risk assessment or associated controls fail to meet current Coronavirus law or guidance, your application and event will likely:

  1. attract objections; and/or
  2. be referred for review by the Director of Public Health (who may direct the closure, cessation and prevention of activities that may affect public health).

This may result in your application being refused and/or the event not being permitted to go ahead.

Trade associations

Further advice and guidance


Licence reviews


If you require any further information or have any concerns about a premises please email us at or telephone 01329 824399.

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