Premises licence application - Part 2

An operating schedule is required for a premises licence application.

In it the applicant sets out how it proposed that the the premises operate when carrying on licensable activities.  

The operating schedule must include the following information: 

  • the licensable activities to which the application relates 
  • the proposed hours of those activities and any other times during which it is proposed that the premises are to be open to the public
  • the duration of the licence (if it is to have a fixed term) 
  • where the relevant licensable activities include the supply of alcohol, whether the supplies are for
    consumption on and/or off premises 
  • the steps which it is proposed to take to promote the licensing objectives (for example, the arrangements for door security to promote the prevention of crime and disorder)

The significance of the operating schedule is that if the application for the premises licence is granted, it will be incorporated into the licence itself and will set out the permitted activities and the limitations on them.

What are the requirements relating to plans of premises?

A plan of the premises will have to be submitted with every application for a premises licence. The plan must be in a format which is “clear and legible in all material respects”, i.e. they must be accessible and provides sufficient detail for the licensing authority to be able to determine the application, including the relative size of any features relevant to the application. There is no requirement for plans to be professionally drawn as long as they clearly show all the prescribed information.

The plan will need to show:

  • the boundary of the building, if relevant, and any external and internal walls of the building and, if different, the perimeter of the premises
  • points of access and exits from the premises, and the location of escape routes if different
  • where the premises is to be used for more than one licensable activity, the area within the premises used for each activity
  • fixed structures (including furniture) or similar objects temporarily in a fixed location (but not furniture) which may impact on exits or escape routes
  • the location and height of any stage or raised area or area relative to the floor
  • any steps, stairs, elevators or lifts
  • any room or rooms containing public conveniences
  • the location and type of any fire safety and any other safety equipment including, if applicable, marine safety equipment
  • the location of a kitchen, if any, on the premises

The plan may include symbols to illustrate such matters, and a key to explain them.

If granted, the licence will be issued no later than two months from the date of application.

The fee for applying for a premises licence is subject to the non-domestic rateable value of the premises. Fees start from £100 with an annual charge starting from £70.

See the table below.

Main Fee Levels - dependant on non-domestic rateable values.







Non domestic rateable value

None to £4,300

£4,301 to £33,000

£33,001 to £87,000

£87,001 to £125,000

£125,001 plus

New application & variation*







Multiplier applied to premises used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises


X2 (£900)

X3 (£1905)

Annual Charge*






Annual charge multiplier applied to premises used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises


X2 (£640)

X3 (£1050)


*There are additional fees for premises licence applications, and the annual fee for exceptionally large scale events (5,000+), unless certain conditions apply. See the table below.

Additional fees

Number in attendance at any one time

Additional Premises licence fee

Additional annual fee payable if applicable

5,000 to 9,999



10,000 to 14,999



15,000 to 19,999



20,000 to 29,999



30,000 to 39,999



40,000 to 49,999



50,000 to 59,999



60,000 to 69,999



70,000 to 79,999



80,000 to 89,999



90,000 and over



Other fees

Application for the grant or renewal of a personal licence


Temporary event notice


Theft, loss, etc. of premises licence or summary


Application for a provisional statement where premises being built etc.


Notification of change of name or address


Application to vary licence to specify individual as premises supervisor


Application for transfer of premises licence


Interim authority notice following death etc. of licence holder


Theft, loss etc. of certificate of summary


Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of club


Change of relevant registered address of club


Theft, loss etc. of temporary event notice


Theft, loss etc. of personal licence


Duty to notify change of name or address


Right of freeholder etc. to be notified of licensing matters


Application for a minor variation


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For further information please see Premises licence application - Part 1.

Last updated: 02 March 2018 12:21:10