Comment on a licence application

How to comment on an application.

When premises first apply for a licence (or apply to vary their licence, or if the licence is reviewed), you can comment on the application to support or oppose it.

If you wish to make a comment on one of these applications you must do it in writing by the advertised date - usually 28 days after the application was made.

Representations (comments) will usually be expected to relate to at least one of the Lambeth Council licensing objectives to be regarded as valid. The objectives are:

  • preventing crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • preventing public nuisance
  • protecting children from harm.

Applications for premises licences, club premises certificates and gambling licenses are advertised near the premises and in local newspapers and current licence applications can be viewed on our website.

Comment on a licence application

Next steps

Applicants will have access to any comments that are made about their application, to allow them the opportunity to respond to the points raised.

Applications which have valid comments will be referred to a hearing of the Licensing Sub-committee.

The applicant and anyone who has made a valid comment will be invited to attend the hearing and present their case. The Sub-committee will then decide whether or not to grant the application, and whether to add conditions to any licence granted.