Examples of possible licensing conditions

Licensing objectives and examples of conditions.

Licensing objectives

Licensing conditions support the 4 licensing objectives which are: 

  • the prevention of crime and disorder 
  • public safety 
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

Conditions can be: 

  • suggested by premises owners 
  • asked for by anyone with an interest, such as a resident 
  • required by responsible authorities such as the police 

Conditions are applied on a case-by-case basis. 

Examples of conditions 

Here are some examples, although not the full list, of areas where conditions can be applied: 

  • restriction on opening hours 
  • not allowing certain activities or limiting times when they can take place 
  • ‘wind down time’ when no alcohol can be served or music played 
  • calming measures eg free food, lowered volume of music for final hour 
  • provision of CCTV 
  • text and radio pager communications for staff and direct links to the police 
  • provision of door supervisors 
  • bottle banks 
  • insistence on plastic containers and/or toughened glass 
  • restrictions on drinking areas 
  • capacity limits 
  • proof of age cards 
  • crime prevention notices 
  • responsible drinks promotions 
  • alteration to layout of premises, including providing more seating 
  • control of noise and vibration 
  • control of bad smells 
  • measures to tackle light pollution

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