Objections and reviews

Making representation(s) - Objecting to an application

Anyone can object to (or support) an application for a premises licence, club certificate or major variation of the terms and conditions.  This is called making a representation.

Representations have to be in writing, within the consultation time (28 days). Representations have to be based on the licensing objection.

Make a representation online

Representations can be made online by selecting 'My Spelthorne - Licensing'.Then:

  • type in the reference or the address of the premises and press search
  • select the correct premises from the list displayed
  • click Application Enquiry

Make a representation by post

There is no form that you have to complete, just write to:

Spelthorne Borough Council
Council Offices
Knowle Green
Staines-upon-Thames
TW18 1XB

Review of a premises licence or club certificate

Important: please read the following notes before downloading the application form below.

The ability to review an existing licence is an important part of the Licensing Act so that any licensed premises operating in a manner that does not promote the licensing objectives, for example, noise from live music constantly escaping from premises late at night and causing disturbance to local residents - not promoting the 'prevention of public nuisance' objective - can be brought to the attention of the Licensing Authority.

The parties able to call a review are  'responsible authorities' , (such as the Police, Fire Authority, Noise and Nuisance Team etc), and persons who live or are involved in a business in the licensing authority's area and who are affected by the operation of the premises ("other persons").

However, any application to have a premises licence reviewed must clearly show how the operation of the individual premises has not promoted, or has worked against, one or more of the Licensing Objectives:

You may worddocuments icon apply for a review of a licence or club certificate [112kb] if there is evidence that the premises are causing concern.

Prevention of crime and disorder

  • criminal behaviour/antisocial behaviour on, or directly attributable to the premises

Public safety

  • overcrowding, fire safety, emergency exits and anything related to the safety of the public within the premises

Prevention of public nuisance

  • noise coming from premises because of doors or windows being left open
  • noise and vibration form live/recorded music
  • disturbance caused by customers leaving the premises
  • light pollution
  • litter/rubbish emanating outside the premises

Protection of children from harm

  • this refers to the moral, psychological and physical safety of children when they are on the premises

Once an application for a premises licence to be reviewed has been made, the Licensing Authority must advertise the application by placing a notice, of size A4 or larger, on, at or near the premises subject to the application.

A notice will also be displayed in the Council Offices, Knowle Green and details placed on the Council's website.

Responsible authorities and "other persons" as described above may also make representations relating to the premises subject of a review within 28 consecutive days of the original application being made.

The review application will trigger a hearing before the Licensing Committee unless all parties involved reach an agreement about the future operation of the premises and the Licensing Authority agrees to waive the need for a hearing.

Any person or body making the initial application for the review of a premises licence must serve notice of the application on the Licensing Authority, the holder of the premises licence and each of the Responsible Authorities. Contact details for the Licensing Authority and the Responsible Authorities are:

Licensing Team
Spelthorne Borough Council
Council Offices
Knowle Green
Staines-upon-Thames
TW18 1XB
Telephone: 01784 444202
Fax: 01784 446437
or licensing@spelthorne.gov.uk
Surrey County Council Trading Standards
Consort House
5-7 Queensway
Redhill
RH1 1YB
Telephone: 01372 371700
trading.standards@surreycc.gov.uk

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service
Headquarters
Croydon Road
Reigate
Surrey
RH2 0EJ
Telephone: 01727 733733
email: sfrsbusiness.support@surreycc.gov.uk

Environmental Health
Spelthorne Borough Council
Council Offices
Knowle Green
Staines-upon-Thames
TW18 1XB
Telephone: 01784 446291
email: environmental.health.commercial@spelthorne.gov.uk

Surrey Licensing Northern
PO Box 101
GU1 9PE
Telephone: 01784 862012
Fax: 01784 446307
email: licensingnorthern@surrey.pnn.police.uk

Head of Planning
Spelthorne Borough Council
Council Offices
Knowle Green
Staines-upon-Thames
TW18 1XB
email: planning.development.control@spelthorne.gov.uk

Public Health Business Support TeamPublic Health NHS
Surrey Room G55
County Hall
Penrhyn Road
Kingston-upon-Thames
KT1 2DN
Telephone: 020 8541 7976
email: public.health@surreycc.gov.uk

County Child Employment and Strategy Manager
Quadrant Court 35
Guildford Road,
Woking
GU22 7QQ
email: joanne.booth@surreycc.gov.uk