Section 46 – Confirmation of provisional premises licence
98.This section sets out the procedure for confirmation of provisional premises licences. The licence holder has to apply for confirmation to the Licensing Board before the end of the 2 year period beginning when the licence was issued. Confirmation would, in practice, be sought when the construction or conversion work is completed and the premises are ready for use.
99.Subsection (2) sets out the mandatory requirements for applications for confirmation of provisional premises licences.
100.Subsection (3) makes it clear that the operating plan accompanying the application must confirm the name of the proposed premises manager.
101.Subsection (4) requires the Licensing Board to confirm the premises licence where the statutory conditions are met. Subsection (5) sets out those conditions – i.e. that during the period of the provisional licence there had been no variation to the operating plan or layout plan (other than a variation approved by the Board already or classed as a minor variation).
102.Subsection (6) provides that when confirming a premises licence under this section, a Licensing Board may vary any licence condition for the purpose of ensuring consistency with the licensing policy statement.