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198Rejection of applicationE+W+S

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(1)A licensing authority may reject an application under section 197 for the review of a premises licence if they think that the grounds on which the review is sought—

(a)do not raise an issue relevant to the principles to be applied in accordance with section 153,

(b)are frivolous,

(c)are vexatious,

(d)will certainly not cause the authority to wish to take action of a kind specified in section 202(1),

(e)are substantially the same as the grounds specified in an earlier application under section 197 in respect of the premises licence, or

(f)are substantially the same as representations made under section 161 in relation to the application for the premises licence.

(2)In determining whether to exercise the power to reject an application under section 197 in accordance with subsection (1)(e) or (f), a licensing authority shall consider the length of time that has elapsed since the making of the earlier application or since the making of the representations under section 161.

(3)If a licensing authority consider that paragraphs (a) to (f) apply to some but not all of the grounds on which a review is sought, they may reject the application in so far as it relies on grounds to which those paragraphs apply.

(4)In this section a reference to section 161 includes a reference to that section as applied by section 187(3).

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I1S. 198 in force at 1.9.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(4)(5), Sch. 3B (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as inserted by S.I. 2007/2169, arts. 3, 6, Sch.)

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