Premises Licence

You will need a Premises Licence if you are planning to:

  • sell or supply alcohol
  • hold regulated entertainment
  • provide late-night refreshment (selling hot food and drink between 23:00 and 05:00)

You can read more about premises licences at, or by using the relevant document link in the related publications section at the bottom of this page.

In addition to any permission obtained from the Licensing Authority, you may also require permission from other parties, these include but are not limited to:

Filmbankmedia -
PRS music licensing -
PPL music licensing -

Online applications for a new Premises Licence

Online applications related to existing Premises Licences

Postal application forms and notices

New Premises Licence application form
Provisional Statement application
Full variation to a Premises Licence
Minor variation to a Premises Licence
Change of Designated Premises Supervisor
Premises Licence transfer form
Interim Authority Notice
Notification of Interest
Disapply mandatory alcohol conditions on Community Premises


Consent of Individual to being specified as Premises Supervisor
Consent of an existing Premises Licence holder to transfer

Report / Requests:

Request to be removed as Designated Premises Supervisor
Report a change of name or address of a Premises Licence holder or Designated Premises Supervisor
Report a change of premises name

Completed paper forms should be returned with the statutory fee to:

The Licensing Department, East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EE

Applicants are also required to supply a copy of their application to the relevant Responsible Authorities according to the type of application being submitted:

Application typeResponsible Authority to be consulted
New Premises LicenceAll
New Provisional StatementAll
Full Premises Licence variationAll
Minor Premises Licence variationNone*
Transfer of a Premises LicencePolice only
Change of DPSPolice only
Interim Authority NoticePolice only
Notification of InterestNone
Disapplication of mandatory alcohol conditionsPolice only

* The Licensing Authority will consult those Responsible Authorities it feels appropriate given the nature of the application.

Advertising of application

For new applications, full variations, and provisional statements it is necessary to advertise the application by placing a notice on the premises for a period of 28 days commencing the day after the day the application is given. A notice with the same information must also be displayed in a local newspaper within 10 working days of the valid application being given.

A notice is also required for a minor variation application for a period of 10 working days commencing the day after the day the application is given. No newspaper public notice is required for minor variations.

Public Notice templates:

Premises Licence - New application notice
Premises Licence - Provisional Statement notice
Premises Licence - Full variation notice
Premises Licence - Minor variation notice

What happens next?

It is in the public interest that East Cambridgeshire District Council must process your application before it can be authorised. If you have not received a response to your application within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Telephone: 01353 665555

Other redress

Rights of appeal exist for many of the applications and processes covered by the Licensing Act 2003, and those affected by licensable activites may submit representations against applications, or ask for a licence to be reviewed.

More information on this area is contained in the East Cambridgeshire District Council guidance document in the related publications section at the bottom of this page.

Representation form for Other Parties
Representation form for Responsible Authorities
Club Premises/Premises Licence - Application for Review

If you are not satisfied with the outcome and are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Consumer Service will give you advice.  If you are from outside the UK, please contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Public Registers

Public Registers