Premises Licence

A premise licence is a permanent licence for a specific location. It allows the holder to carry out certain activities that need a licence

You need a licence or permission from Fenland District Council if you are:

  • selling alcohol by retail by any means. This includes selling tickets for a function and offering free drinks as part of an event
  • selling alcohol by, or on behalf of, a club. This only applies to club premises
  • providing 'regulated entertainments'. This includes:
    • a performance of a play
    • an exhibition of a film
    • an indoor sporting event
    • boxing or wresting entertainment
    • live music
    • dance performance
    • playing recorded music
  • providing late night refreshment. This is defined as serving hot food and drinks (above room temperature) between 11pm and 5am. Hotels are exempt under Schedule 2 of the Licensing Act 2003

Someone (usually the manager) also needs a Personal Licence. They will be the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS).

Clubs have a slightly simpler arrangement - however, there is a limit on who can use the facilities.

With enough notice, a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) may be used for a 'one-off' event. An example of this is a paid bar in a village hall. 

Apply for a Premises Licence

You can apply online for a premises licence or Icon for word download a paper application form [564KB]. If you're submitting a paper application, please send a copy of it and your plan to all Icon for pdf relevant authorities [69.82KB].

Please follow our application guidance. It tells you the information to give in your application and site plans.

Due to recent changes to the application process made by central government, applicants must now provide evidence of their right to work in the UK. As well as giving extra details on the application form(s), applicants must provide extra documentation with their application. We cannot process your application until you have done this. View the Icon for word right to work [106KB] requirements.

Fees

Please pay the correct fee with your application. This depends on the non-domestic rateable value of your business.  

Fees for premises licences and club certificates are:

  • Band A - £100.00
  • Band B - £190.00
  • Band C - £315.00
  • Band D - £450.00
  • Band E - £635.00

Change an existing Premises Licence

Tell us if you want to change:

  • the structure of a building
  • licensable hours
  • licensable activities

Apply online to vary a Premises Licence

Apply online for a minor variation to a Premises Licence

Alternatively you can download a paper application form to Icon for word vary a Premises Licence [100KB]. If you are submitting a paper application, please send a copy of it and your plan to all Icon for pdf relevant authorities [69.82KB].

The fees are the same as they are for new applications (listed above).

View the Icon for word Public Notice Template - Minor Variation of a Premises Licence [32KB].

Transfer a Premises Licence

The current premise holder must complete the application form and the consent to transfer form.

The fee for this is £23. 

Alternatively you can download paper application forms to Icon for word transfer a Premises Licence Holder [228KB] or Icon for word give consent to transfer a Premises Licence [32.5KB]. If you are submitting a paper application, please send a copy to the Licensing Team and to the Police:

  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Licensing Officer, Partnership & Operational Support Team, Licensing & Events Planning, Thorpewood Police Station, Peterborough, PE3 6SD
  • Licensing Team, Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ

Change a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)

Apply online to change a Designated Premises Supervisor

Apply online to consent to be a Designated Premises Supervisor

Alternatively, you can download paper application forms to Icon for word apply to change a Designated Premises Supervisor [100KB] or Icon for word consent to transfer a Designated Premises Supervisor [32.5KB]. The fee for this is £23. 

You also need to complete a Icon for word Section 41 Notice - Remove an individual as a DPS [64.5KB] form. Once completed, please email it to licensing@fenland.gov.uk to notify us that you no longer wish to be the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) for a specific premises. 

Please note that applying to vary a premises licence to specify an individual asks the licensee to give a copy of the form to the existing premises supervisor. The completed form will contain personal information about the proposed new DPS. Sharing this information would breach the Data Protection Act 1988. The licensee can inform the DPS that the application has been made without sharing specific details of the application. 

Anniversary fees

Your premises licence is subject to a yearly anniversary fee. An invoice for this will be sent to the Premises Licence Holder.

The amount must be paid in full. Failure to pay will mean your premises licence is suspended and no licensable activities can continue. 

Fees for premises licences and club certificate anniversary fees are:

  • Band A - £70
  • Band B - £180
  • Band C - £295
  • Band D - £345
  • Band E - £450

Provisional statement application

A provisional statement application is used for a premise that is intended to be used for at least one licensable activity, but has not yet been built or converted at the time of application. To apply, you need to:

Notification of an Interest in a Premise

Please complete the Icon for word Notification of an interest in a premise [126.5KB] application form. This needs to be returned with a fee of £23. 

Interim Authority Notice

Please complete the Icon for word Interim Authority Notice [187.5KB]. This needs to be returned with a fee of £23.

Change of personal details

Please tell us about changes of name or address:

Lost premises licence

Please complete the Icon for pdf Replacement Premises Licence request [67.41KB] and return it with the correct Icon for word fee [64KB].

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