Right of appeal

An applicant whose application has been refused may appeal to the Magistrates where the grounds for refusal are mandatory (see note 3) or where an applicant has a criminal record or where the manager (i.e. not the licensee) would have been refused a licence had he or she applied in their own right.

The appeal must be lodged within 21 days of notification of refusal.  Applicants who have been refused a licence for other (discretionary) reasons should appeal to the High Court.

Licensing team

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7697 5496