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4.—(1) Where an application is made to a licensing authority, that authority must publish notice of the application–
(i)in a local newspaper or, if there is none, a local newsletter, circular or similar document, circulating within the licensing authority’s area; or
(ii)on the licensing authority’s internet website; and
(b)by displaying the notice at a place–
(i)which is as near as reasonably practicable to the premises to which the application relates; and
(ii)where it can conveniently be read by members of the public.
(2) Where a licensing authority have more than one website, paragraph (1)(a)(ii) requires the authority to publish notice of the application on the website which is wholly or mainly used by them to publicise matters relating to the licensing of gambling.
(3) The notice referred to in paragraph (1)(a)(i) must be published on at least one occasion during the period of 10 working days starting on the first working day after the day on which the application is made to the authority.
(4) The notice referred to in paragraph (1)(a)(ii) or (b) must be displayed or, as the case may be, published for a period of no less than 28 consecutive days starting on a date which is no later than the relevant date.
(5) Subject to regulation 12, a notice under paragraph (1) must be in the form specified in Schedule 2 and must in particular specify the period of 28 days starting on the relevant date as the period during which representations about the application may be made to the licensing authority by–
(a)the person who holds the premises licence to which the application relates;
(b)a responsible authority in relation to the premises; or
(c)a person who is an interested party in relation to the premises.
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