The applicant must give notice of the application to the Chief Officer of Police for the Police area in which the premises are situated / Home Office and to the existing DPS (if there is one). If applying online via UK Welcomes or through Flexible Support for Business the Vale of Glamorgan Council is responsible for sending the relevant copies to the responsible authorities.
The Chief Officer of Police / Home Office has 14 days, beginning with the day on which they are notified, to consider the application.
They can either object to the designation of the new premises supervisor where, in exceptional circumstances, they believe that the appointment would undermine the crime prevention objective as set out in the Licensing Act 2003; or
raise no objection to the application.
The total timescale for determining an application for variation of DPS (no objection received) is expected to be no more than 21 consecutive days, commencing with the correct receipt of the application paperwork (including the chief officer of police / Home Office) and the associated fee (see below). In this situation, the licensing authority has to grant the variation of DPS.
If an objection is received from the chief officer of police / Home Office, arrangements will be made for the council’s Licensing Sub-Committee to hear the application and objection notice within 20 working days beginning the day after the period within which the chief officer of police may give a notice.
Details of the date and time of the hearing together with details of the procedures to be followed will be sent to the applicant and the chief officer of police at least 10 working days before the day of the hearing.
The applicant and chief officer of police / Home Office must give notice to Vale of Glamorgan Council at least 2 working days before the start of the hearing stating:
- whether they will attend the hearing in person
- whether they will be represented by someone else (e.g. lawyer / councillor / MP)
- whether they think a hearing is unnecessary (if, for example an agreement has been reached before a formal hearing)
- any request for another person to attend the hearing, including how they may be able to assist the Licensing Authority in relation to the application.