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Application for grant of licence (general provisions)E+W+S

5[F1(1)An application for the grant of a licence under this Act may be made at any time.]E+W+S

(2)Any such application shall be made to the [F2proper officer of] the licensing authority in such form and manner as may be prescribed, and shall specify by name and description a club which either—

(a)is a club for whose purposes the relevant premises are used at the time when the application is made, or are intended, if the licence is granted, to be used, or

(b)is intended, if the licence is granted, to be formed as a club for whose purposes the relevant premises will be used,

and shall contain such other particulars as may be prescribed and shall be accompanied by a copy of the certificate of consent issued by the Board for the purposes of that application.

(3)Not later than seven days after the date on which the application is made, the applicant shall send a copy of the application—

(a)to the Board;

(b)to the appropriate officer of police;

(c)to the appropriate local authority;

(d)to the appropriate fire authority, if that authority is not the same body as the appropriate local authority; and

(e)to the appropriate collector of duty.

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6(1)[F3Not later than fourteen days after the making of any such application to the licensing authority], the applicant shall cause notice of the making of the application to be published by means of an advertisement in a newspaper circulating in the licensing authority’s area.E+W+S

(2)A notice published in pursuance of this paragraph shall specify the name of the applicant, the name of the club and the location of the relevant premises, shall indicate whether the application is for a bingo club licence or for a licence under this Act other than a bingo club licence, and shall state that any person who desires to object to the grant of the licence should send to the [F4proper officer of] the licensing authority, [F5before such date (not being earlier than fourteen days after the publication of the advertisement) as may be specified in the notice], two copies of a brief statement in writing of the grounds of his objection.

[F6(3)Not later than fourteen days before the date specified in the notice in accordance with the preceding sub-paragraph the applicant shall cause a like notice to be displayed outside the entrance to the relevant premises; and the applicant shall take such steps as he reasonably can to keep that notice so displayed until that date.]

(4)A notice published or displayed under this paragraph shall not include any matter which is not required by the preceding provisions of this paragraph to be included in it.

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7(1)Not later than seven days after the publication of the newspaper containing the advertisement required by the last preceding paragraph, the applicant shall send a copy of that newspaper to the [F7proper officer of] the licensing authority; and the licensing authority shall not consider the application [F8earlier than fourteen days after the date specified in the advertisement].E+W+S

(2)[F9On or after the date so specified], but not less than seven days before the date fixed by the licensing authority for the consideration of the application, the [F10proper officer of] the licensing authority shall send notice in writing of the date, time and place of the meeting of the authority at which the application will be considered—

(a)to the applicant;

(b)to all the persons and bodies specified in paragraph 5(3) of this Schedule; and

(c)[F10if the proper officer] has received from any other person an objection in writing which has not been withdrawn and the address of that person is known to the clerk, to that person.

(3)The [F11proper officer of] the licensing authority shall also cause notice of that meeting to be displayed at the place where the meeting is to be held in a position where the notice may conveniently be read by members of the public.

(4)With the notice sent to the applicant in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) of this paragraph there shall be enclosed a copy of any objection to the grant of the licence which has been received by the [F11proper officer of] the licensing authority and which has not been withdrawn.

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