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Premises: Remove Requirement for Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)

Under the Licensing Act 2003 legislation now allows for the removal of the requirement for a Designated Premises Supervisor in premises such as village halls and community premises such as church halls, chapels (and parts thereof).

 

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Department: 

Licensing Team, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Civic Office, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU

 

Application Process  

Only the management committee of the premises can apply under this procedure. The application form requires the applicants to provide the names of the management committee's key officers. The licensing authority must be satisfied that arrangements for the management of the premises by the committee or board are sufficient to ensure the adequate supervision of the supply of alcohol on the premises.

 

New applications for a premises licence (community premises)

For those community premises wishing to apply for authorisation for the sale of alcohol for the first time, they should include:

  • form for removal for the requirement for a DPS
  • personal licence
  • new premises licence application or variation application
  • No fee is required beyond the fee for the new application or variation, both of which are based on rateable value.

 

Community premises with existing premises licence to sell alcohol

Existing premises are not exempt from the requirements of mandatory conditions regarding DPS’s and personal licences. Where a community premises already has a premises licence to sell alcohol, but wishes to benefit from the relaxation in the requirements regarding DPS, the management committee should apply to include the alternative licence condition in place of the usual mandatory condition by submitting the prescribed form together with the prescribed fee.

 

Tacit Consent

Yes. This means your request is deemed complete and our records duly updated if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

 

The target time is 14 calendar days.

 

Background and Eligibility Criteria

Community premises can now apply to have the standard mandatory conditions under section 19 of the Licensing Act 2003 removed from their premises licence. 

 

The section 19 conditions require all premises licensed for the sale of alcohol to have a DPS and for all sales of alcohol to be made or authorised by a person who holds a personal licence.

 

This change will enable community premises to operate without a DPS and for sales of alcohol to be made on such premises without the authorisation of a personal licence holder.

 

Fees

The fee to accompany the application is £23.00 for existing licensed premises. This fee is not refundable.

 

There is no fee for new applications requesting the removal of the requirement apart from the fee for the new premises licence application or variation application.

 

Complaint and Other Redress

  •  Failed Application Redress

    Please contact the Licensing Team in the first instance:

     

    Tel:  01446 709105

    Email:  licensing@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

     

    Any person aggrieved by a refusal to be granted a licence may appeal to the Magistrates Courts who may give such directions regarding the licence or its conditions as it thinks proper.

  •  Licence Holder Redress
    Please contact the Licensing Team in the first instance:

     

    Tel:  01446 709105

    Email:  licensing@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

     

    Any person aggrieved by any conditions to which a licence is subject may appeal to the Magistrates Courts who may give such directions regarding the licence or its conditions as it thinks proper.

  •  Consumer Complaint
    We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you, preferably in the form of a letter with proof of delivery. 

     

    If that has not worked and you are located in the UK Consumer Direct will be able to give you advice.    

     

    If you have a complaint from across Europe contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

 

 

Regulations and Guidance

 

 

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