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Licensing Act 2003

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71Application for club premises certificate

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(1)A club may apply for a club premises certificate in respect of any premises which are occupied by, and habitually used for the purposes of, the club.

(2)Any application for a club premises certificate must be made to the relevant licensing authority.

(3)Subsection (2) is subject to regulations under—

(a)section 91 (form etc. of applications and notices under this Part);

(b)section 92 (fees to accompany applications and notices).

(4)An application under this section must also be accompanied by—

(a)a club operating schedule,

(b)a plan of the premises to which the application relates, in the prescribed form, and

(c)a copy of the rules of the club.

(5)A “club operating schedule” is a document which is in the prescribed form, and includes a statement of the following matters—

(a)the qualifying club activities to which the application relates (“the relevant qualifying club activities”),

(b)the times during which it is proposed that the relevant qualifying club activities are to take place,

(c)any other times during which it is proposed that the premises are to be open to members and their guests,

(d)where the relevant qualifying club activities include the supply of alcohol, whether the supplies are proposed to be for consumption on the premises or both on and off the premises,

(e)the steps which it is proposed to take to promote the licensing objectives, and

(f)such other matters as may be prescribed.

(6)The Secretary of State must by regulations—

(a)require an applicant to advertise the application within the prescribed period—

(i)in the prescribed form, and

(ii)in a manner which is prescribed and is likely to bring the application to the attention of the interested parties likely to be affected by it;

(b)require an applicant to give notice of the application to each responsible authority, and such other persons as may be prescribed within the prescribed period;

(c)prescribe the period during which interested parties and responsible authorities may make representations to the relevant licensing authority about the application.

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