Licensing Hearings

The majority of applications are determined by officers in accordance with the council's delegation scheme.

For those applications that are presented to a Licensing Hearing, there is an opportunity for both the applicants and any representatives who have submitted letters of support and/or objection in advance of the meeting to take part during that meeting.

What's the procedure?

The procedure during a Licensing Hearing is as follows:

  • Chairman's introduction
  • Licensing Officer presents his/her report
  • Address by applicants and/or supporters (if any)
  • Address by objector(s) (if any)
  • Committee deliberations and opportunity to ask questions of applicants/ 

  • Committee adjourn with Legal Officer to consider the application
  • Committee reconvene and formally announce its decision.