Once you have submitted your application form and supporting documentation, the licensing authority will review your application. They will also consult with other relevant bodies, such as the police and the fire service.
If the licensing authority is satisfied with your application, they will grant you a licence. However, they may also impose conditions on your licence, such as limiting the hours that you can operate or requiring you to have certain security measures in place.
If the licensing authority refuses to grant you a licence, they must give you a written decision explaining the reasons for their refusal. You can then appeal the decision to the magistrates’ court.