Review of a Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate

Information and advice on the review of a premises licence or club premises certificate where problems associated with the licensing objectives are occurring.

Licence summary

Where problems associated with the licensing objectives are occurring after the grant or variation of a premises licence or club premises certificate a mechanism exists whereby the authorisation can be reviewed. 

Eligibility criteria

A review may be applied for by either a Responsible Authority or any other person

  • The responsible authorities for the South Somerset are:
  • The Chief of Police for Avon and Somerset Constabulary
  • Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
  • Somerset Trading Standards
  • Somerset Social Services
  • Public Heath
  • The Licensing Authority at South Somerset District Council
  • Environmental Protection at South Somerset District Council
  • Development Control at South Somerset District Council
  • Health and Safety Executive or the Health and Safety unit at South Somerset District Council depending on the type of premises
  • Inspector or surveyor of ships if the premises is a vessel.

Regulation summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence.

Application evaluation process

Applications must be sent to the licensing authority for the area where the premises are located and copied to each of the Responsible Authorities and the holder of the premises licence- please contact the Licensing Service on 01935 462462 for this information

Addresses of Responsible Authorities

 Applications must be made on the appropriate prescribed form.

There is no fee.


How to apply

You can apply by completing the following:



Please contact us in the first instance.

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact us online


Following a review hearing an appeal can be lodged against the decision made by the licensing authority.  

Appeals can be lodged by:

  • the applicant for the review
  • the club that holds or held the club premises certificate or the premises licence holder
  • any other person who made relevant representation in relation to the application
  • Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.

The Magistrates Court
Petters Way
BA20 1SW

Telephone: 01935 426281


Consumer complaint

See above.


Trade associations

Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)
Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU)
Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (FLVA)

Public Register

View list of public registers.

View a list of Applications received for Premises Licences.

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