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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
  13 Market Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7AA Application for a new Premises Licence. Recorded Music – Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 22:00 Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 Sale of Alcohol – Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 22:00 Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 Wednesday 29 May, 2019
The Refinery Faversham 122 West Street Faversham ME13 7JB New Premises - Sale of alcohol (On Sales only) Mon – Wed 12:00 – 18:00 Thur – Sun 12:00 – 22:30 Thursday 30 May, 2019
A2 Off Licence 21 Canterbury Road, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4SG Change the hours for the Sale of Alcohol and Closing Times from: Monday to Saturday 06:00 – 22:00 and Sunday 07:00 – 18:00 to Monday to Sunday 09:00 – 23:00 Friday 7 June, 2019
Woodcombe Sports & Social Club Church Road, Murston, Sittingbourne Application for a Time Limited Premises Licence for 27th July 2019 only. Activities are: Live Music 12:00 – 23:30 Recorded Music – 12:00 – 21:00 Sale of Alcohol – 12:00 – 23:00 Monday 27 May, 2019
Tesco Express Chalkwell Road Sittingbourne ME10 1BQ Full Variation - Application for extension of hours for sale of alcohol - Monday - Sunday 06:00 - 23:00 Tuesday 18 June, 2019
Kent Chrome and Cruisers Vehicle Show Faversham Showground Staple Street Faversham ME13 9HY Time Limited licence - Application for sale of alcohol for Monday 26 August 2019 between 11:00am – 16:45 Tuesday 18 June, 2019
Brenley Farm Brenley Lane, Boughton Under Blean, Faversham ME13 9LY New Premises licence application Wedding reception outdoors in a marquee Sale of alcohol Friday & Saturday 12:00-00:00 (midnight) Provision of live / Recorded Music /dance Friday & Saturday 12:00 – 16:00 18:00-00:00(midnight) Wednesday 19 June, 2019
Matthew Golding Sheppey Sports Club Holm Place Queenborough Road Halfway Kent ME12 3DB New Time Limited Premises licence application Sheerness Freemasons Summer Spectacular – Saturday 13th July 2019 Live music/ Recorded Music / Anything of a similar description (outdoors) 12:00 – 16:00 Sale of alcohol 11:00 – 17:00 Wednesday 19 June, 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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