Objecting to an alcohol licence

Objecting to an Alcohol Licence

Anyone can object to licence applications for new on-licences, off‑licences, club licences, renewals, condition variations and in some circumstances special licences.

However, there are exceptions for trade competitors and their surrogates.

Trade competitors cannot object if their objection is about trade. A trade competitor is a person holding an alcohol licence, regardless of whether they actually sell alcohol or where they sell it

Surrogate trade competitors also cannot object. A surrogate is a person receiving, or likely to receive, direct or indirect help from a trade competitor to object to an application.

Please read the Guidance Notes for Objections to ensure your objection is valid and contains sufficient details.

Objection to an alcohol licence application form