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Committee details

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee

Purpose of committee

The Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee is formed of three councillors drawn from the membership of the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Committee, on a meeting by meeting basis.  It is chaired by the Chair of the main committee if present, or the Vice-Chair in their absence, or another Member is neither is present.  The full terms of reference for which are set out in Part 7 of the Council’s Constitution, located in the Library section of this website.


License & Gambling Applications

The Sub-Committee will determine the following, where relevant to the Licensing Act 2003 and associated legislation:

·         Personal license applications where:

o   a relevant objection is made; or

o   the applicant has unspent convictions.


·         Premises licence applications where:

o   a relevant representation is received in respect of:

§  premises licences;

§  club premises certificates;

§  provisional statements;

§  variation to premises licences;

§  variation to club premises licences.

§  permits for unlicensed family entertainment centre

§  prize gaming permits

§  alcohol licensed premises gaming machine permits (where applications have been received for five or more such machines)

§  club gaming machine permits

§  temporary use notices

§  small society lotteries registration


o   the police have made recommendations opposing an application:

§  to vary designated premises supervisor;

§  for transfer of premises licences;

§  for interim authorities.


·         Applications to review premises licences and/or club premises certificates and cancellation of club gaming/machine permits.


·         The consideration of police objections to temporary event notice.


·         The decision to give a counter notice to a temporary use notice under the 2005 Act.


Contact information

Support officer: Chris Foxton, Democratic Services. 020 8496 4102 Email:

Postal address:
Waltham Forest Town Hall
Forest Road
E17 4JF

Phone: 020 8496 4102