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Current Premises Licence applications

Under the Licensing Act 2003 any of the 'responsible authorities' (Licensing, Police, Fire Services, Environmental Health amongst the list) or any other ‘person’ is entitled to make a representation in opposition to, or in support of, the following applications:

Representations must be received within 28 days of the application being made, other than minor variations which must be received within 10 working days

Current Premises Licence applications

Name of premises Address of premises Type of application Consultation end date
Co-operative Group Food Limited Temporary Store land adjacent to Co-op, The Street, Upchurch, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 7AJ New Premises – Sale of alcohol (Off sales only) Monday – Sunday 06:00 – 23:00. Monday 8 July, 2019
Thanet Way Services A299 Thanet Way (Coastbound), Faversham, Kent ME13 9EL Minor Variation Change of layout to the premises only No change to the licensable activities or hours Wednesday 3 July, 2019
Queenborough Service Station 265/269 Queenborough Road, Minster, Sheerness, Kent ME12 3EW Full variation to: 1. Extension of hours for sale of alcohol to 24 hours daily 2. To make alterations to the premises 3. To include a condition “If there is only one member of staff on duty between 00:00 and 05:00, the entrance door to the shop will be closed to customers and any sales between these hours will be made through the night pay window” Wednesday 17 July, 2019
Iceland Foods Limited Unit 3, 90-102 High Street, Sheerness, Kent ME12 1UB Full Variation – A change to the opening hours and the retail sale of alcohol off the premises to Monday – Sunday: 07:00 to 23:00 and alterations to the internal structure and furniture of the premises. Monday 29 July, 2019
Loungers UK Limited Lounge – Unit 8 Block B Spring Square Sittingbourne New Premises licence application On sale of alcohol 10.00am - 23.00 Sunday to Wednesday, 10.00am - 00.00 (midnight) Thursday - Saturday 10.00am - 01.00am (following day) on New Year’s Eve. Late night refreshment 23:00 - 23.30 Sunday to Wednesday, 23:00 - 00.30 Thursday to Saturday, 23:00 - 01.30 (following day) on New Year’s Eve. Opening hours 08.00am - 23.00 Sunday to Wednesday, 08.00am - 00.00 (midnight) Thursday - Saturday 08.00am - 01.00am (following day) on New Year’s Eve. Wednesday 7 August, 2019

How to make a representation

Before you make a representation, we strongly recommend that you view details of all current applications.

If having considered an application you believe that one or more of the four licensing objectives listed below, would not be promoted if the application was granted as applied for, please submit a representation by the relevant closing date.

You can submit an representation by either:
  • emailing licensing@swale.gov.uk
  • posting the representation form or letter to the attention of the Licensing Team at Swale Borough Council, Swale House East Street Sittingbourne Kent ME10 3HT

Click here to download and complete the representation form (Word 431kb)

What happens next

Once we've received your representation it will be carefully considered so as to ensure that it meets with the statutory requirements. In the event that we believe it may be possible to resolve any concerns expressed, then we will enter into mediation between the various parties. If mediation is successful the representation would have to be withdrawn and the licence/certificate would be granted on the basis of the application and subsequent mediation.

If mediation is unsuccessful, the application is referred to a hearing of the Licensing Sub-committee to be determined. The Licensing team compile a report which will include copies of all relevant written representations. The objectors house name or number, email address and telephone number will be redacted from the report.

The applicant along with any party that has submitted a representation is invited to the hearing (any of these parties could be represented by any person whether or not that person is legally qualified) and has the opportunity to address the sub-committee.

Please note that the name and address (excluding house number) of any person that has submitted a representation will ordinarily be disclosed to the applicant and are a matter of public record. Swale Borough Council is unable to accept or take in to account any anonymous representations.

Contacting Licensing

If you wish to discuss a particular application please contact the Licensing Team at Swale Borough Council:

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