Torbay Council

Cookie Policy

Vary a Premises Licence (Gambling)

You will need to complete an ‘Application to vary a premises licence under the Gambling Act 2005’. The process is very similar to a new application.
The application will need to include the following:-

Applications

Plan

Regulations state that the plan of the premises must be in standard scale, though doesn’t specify what scale that has to be.
The regulations specify the plan must show in all premises:-
  1. the extent of the boundary or perimeter of the building;
  2. where the premises includes, or consists of, one or more buildings, the location of any external and internal walls of each such building;
  3. where the premises form part of a building, the location of any external and internal walls of the building which are included in the premises;
  4. where the premises are a vessel or part of a vessel, the location of any part of the sides of the vessel, and of any internal walls of the vessel, which are included in the premises;
  5. the location of each point of entry to and exit from the premises, including in each case a description of the place from which entry is made or to which the exit leads;
  6. any other matter required in accordance with the following provisions.
Application for Casino Premises Licence, the plan must show:
  1. the principal entrance to the premises of those identified in accordance with paragraph (e) above;
  2. the location and extent of any part of the premises which will be a table gaming area
  3. the location and extent of any other part of the premises which will be used for providing facilities for gambling in reliance on the licence; and ;
  4. the location and extent of any part of the premises which will be a non-gambling area;
Application for Bingo Premises Licence, in respect of a premises to which children or young persons will be permitted to have access, the plan must show:
  1. the location and extent of any part of the premises which will be used to provide facilities for gaming in reliance on the licence (other than those parts which include Category B or C gaming machines);
  2. the location and extent of any part of the premises in which Category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence; and
  3. the nature or location of any barrier or other thing separating any part of the premises in which Category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use from any other part of the premises.
Application for Adult Gaming Centre Premises Licence, the plan must show the location and extent of any part of the premises in which gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence.Application for Family Entertainment Centre Premises Licence, the plan must show:
  1. the location and extent of any part of the premises in which Category C gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence;
  2. the location and extent of any part of the premises in which Category D gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence; and
  3. the nature or location of any barrier or other thing separating any part of the premises in which Category C gaming machines will be made available for use from any other part of the premises.
Application for Betting Premises Licence, other than in respect of a track, the plan must show the location and extent of any part of the premises which will be used to provide facilities for gambling in reliance on the licence.Application for Betting Premises Licence, in respect of a track, the plan must show:

Notice to Responsible Authorities

The applicant has to send a ‘Notice’ to each of the responsible authorities, which are listed below.  This must be done within a period of 7 days beginning on the date on which the application is made. Details of the form required are given in bold at the bottom of this section. There are two forms, one for a single applicant and one where there are multiple applicants.
Matters included in square brackets in the ‘Notice’ are intended to indicate and explain the information to be specified in the notice but are not required to be included in the notice.

Advertisement of applications

In the case of an application for a premises licence, the applicant must advertise the application.
  1. For a period of no less then 28 consecutive days starting on the day after the day on which the application was made to Torbay Council, by displaying a notice on the premises, in a place at which it can be conveniently read by members of the public from the exterior of the premises;
    and
  2. publishing a notice:
    1. in a local newspaper circulating in the vicinity of the premises (Herald Express).
    2. on at least one occasion during the period of ten working days starting on the day after the day on which the application was given to Torbay Council.
Details of the notice specified for both the site notice and the advertisement is given in bold at the bottom of this section. Matters included in square brackets in the ‘Notice’ are intended to indicate and explain the information to be specified in the notice but are not required to be included in the notice.
The application form to vary a Premises Licence is Form F ‘Application to vary a Premises Licence under the Gambling Act 2005’ (which is available on the do it online pane right hand side of this page).
Notices to responsible authorities’ forms are Form G for ‘Notice of application to vary a Premises Licence - single applicant’ and Form H for ‘Notice of application to vary a Premises Licence - multiple applicants’ (which is available on the do it online pane right hand side of this page).
Form J for the ‘Notice for advertisement required to vary a Premises Licence application’ (which is available on the do it online pane right hand side of this page).

Mandatory and Default Conditions

These conditions are added to all granted Premises Licences.
They vary depending on the premises type. The list is quite extensive so they are available as a separate document on our website.
The Mandatory Conditions cannot be changed and are added to all Premises Licences. However the Default Conditions can be. They relate to the hours of opening, and there is a section on the application forms (new and to vary) to request a change.

Related Documents

All documents open in a new window. Need more help with documents? View the Document Help page.



Related Websites


Contact