If the supply of alcohol is being applied for, a 'Consent of individual specified as the premises supervisor' form must accompany the premises licence application form.
If you run a food business, you must tell Wiltshire Council about any premises you use for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food (food business includes sale of alcohol) by formally registering the food business. You can do this online via New food business advice. Notification must be received 28 days prior to the start of trading. You will receive automatic confirmation of your food business registration when you submit the form.
On 23 June 2020 the Government announced that, from 4 July 2020, pubs, cafes and restaurants will be permitted to re-open for trade provided they can meet the HM Government: Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services guidelines and follow the re-opening guidance issued for the hospitality sector. Before you resume trading as a food business, please check regularly for up to date advice on the current situation using our Coronavirus - business support, which includes the Council's Business Recovery Toolkit.
There are temporary modifications to premises licences to authorise off sales for a limited period under the Business and Planning Act 2020. Please see our for further details.
Poppleston Allen Solicitors have produced a checklist that premises can use when re-opening to ensure compliance - Coronavirus – Licensing Pre-opening Checklist
Send all correspondence and applications via email to email@example.com. If you send paperwork in by post we will not be able to collect it, therefore we cannot guarantee when it will be processed. This is due to Wiltshire Council supporting the flexible working and the safety of the staff during this time. If you have any issues, please call us on 01249 706555.
Guidance for organising an event during COVID-19
Please see the important information and guidance regarding organising an event during COVID-19 on our Licensing Act 2003 overview page.
Right to Work/Immigration Status
From 6 April 2017, any applicants applying for a Premises licence must submit further documentation to demonstrate entitlement to live and work in the UK.
New premises licence
Variation of premises
The application must be advertised by placing a notice on the premises in a position where it is visible from the outside and by placing a notice in a newspaper circulating in the area.
A notice needs to be displayed on the premises for a period of no less than 28 consecutive days, starting on the day after the day on which the application was given to the relevant licensing authority. The notice, in all cases, must be displayed prominently at or on the premises to which the application relates where it can be conveniently read from the exterior of the premises. In the case of a premises covering an area of more than fifty metres square, a further notice in the same form and subject to the same requirements must be displayed every fifty metres along the external perimeter of the premises abutting any highway. The notice must be of a size equal or larger than A4, of a pale blue colour, printed legibly in black ink or typed in black in a font of a size equal to or larger than 16 point.
Both an application form and consent to being specified as the Premises Supervisor form must be submitted when applying to vary the DPS.
For information regarding fees applicable for Licence Applications made under the Licensing Act 2003 please see the guidance notes. If your Licence is subject to an annual fee, the Licensing Act 2003 has been amended to require Licensing Authorities to suspend a Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate if the annual fee is not paid within 21 days of the due date.