Pre-Application Advice and Business Support

We offer a pre-application advice and form checking service which will help you to make your application correctly and reduce unnecessary delays.  Further information is available at

To apply for a licence, please click on the relevant links to licensing application forms below.

Alcohol (Licensing Act 2003)
Caravan Sites
Cinemas (Licensing Act 2003)
Club Gaming and Club Machines (Gambling Act 2005)
Club Premises Certificates (Licensing Act 2003)
Dangerous Wild Animals
Family Entertainment Centres (Gambling Act 2005)
Fireworks - All Year Supply
Fireworks (Explosives) - Storage 
Gambling Act 2005
Gaming Machines (Gambling Act 2005)
Hackney Carriage Vehicles - please email our Taxi Licensing Service for advice
House to House Collections for Charity
Licensing Act 2003
Live Music (Licensing Act 2003)
Lotteries (Gambling Act 2005)
Mobile Street Artists
Personal Licences (Licensing Act 2003)
Premises Licences (Gambling Act 2005)
Premises Licences (Licensing Act 2003)
Private Hire Operators - please email our Taxi Licensing Service for advice
Private Hire Vehicles - please email our Taxi Licensing Service for advice
Scrap Metal Dealers
Sex Establishments 
Skin Piercing Premises
Skin Piercing Personal
Street Collections for Charity
Street Trading
Taxi Drivers - please email our Taxi Licensing Service for advice
Tables and Chairs Permit
Temporary Event Notices (Licensing Act 2003)
Tents (Moveable Dwellings) Site
Theatres (Licensing Act 2003)es

For information regarding how we use your personal data please see the link to the privacy notice at the bottom of this page.

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you provide on any form within this authority for the prevention and detection of fraud.  It may also share this information with other bodies administering or in receipt of public funds solely for these purposes.

Further information is available on the Council's National Fraud Initiative web page or by contacting the Information Governance team on 01225 396872 or email

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