A person may apply for a provisional statement where premises are being / about to be:
- constructed for use or
- extended, or
- otherwise altered for use for licensable activities
The application and consultation process for a 'provisional statement' is the same as for a 'premises licence' and under normal circumstances, a premises licence application will eventually follow on from the grant of a provisional statement, if an applicant intends to go ahead with the proposal.
'Interested parties' and 'responsible authorities' will have the opportunity to make representations on an application for a 'provisional statement'. Because of this, they will normally be restricted from making representations, when an application is eventually made for a premises licence.
There is no need to provide a designated premises supervisor consent form with a provisional statement application, as that will form part of the premises licence application in due course.
Who can apply for a provisional statement?
Any individual or business proposing to carry on a business involving licensable activities on the premises who is aged at least 18. Recognised clubs, charities, a proprietor of educational establishments, health service bodies and a chief officer of Police may also apply for a provisional statement.
You can also complete and post an application form:
- LA29 provisional statement application form [doc, 69.41KB]
- provisional site notice [doc, 47KB]
- provisional newspaper [doc, 48.5KB]
You must submit:
- a completed application form, including an 'operating schedule'
- a plan of the premises / schedule of works;
- if alcohol is to be sold, the name of the proposed designated premises supervisor if known at this time
- the prescribed fee