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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 30 – Determination of application for variation

66.This section establishes the procedure that Licensing Boards must adopt when they are considering an application for a variation to a premises licence applied for under section 29 of the Act.

67.Subsection (3) places a duty on Licensing Boards to hold a hearing when considering an application for a variation to premises licences (other than a minor variation which must be granted).

68.Subsections (4) provides that the Licensing Board’s decision must be based on the statutory grounds for refusal which are set out in subsection (5). These are similar to the grounds for refusal of an application for a licence.

69.Subsection (6) provides a power for a Licensing Board to make its own additional variations to the licence conditions where it grants the variation applied for.

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