Wealden District Council

Advertising Applications

Applicants are required to advertise their Premises Licence applications in the form of public notices and an advert in a local newspaper.

New applications and variations

You must advertise your application in the following two ways:

  • For not less than 28 days from the day after submitting your application to Wealden District Council you must prominently display an A4, or larger pale blue notice on the relevant premises, which can be read from the exterior of the premises. If your premises is more than 50 meters squared in size then additional notices must be displayed. If your premises is set back from the highway you must also place a notice every 50 meters along the external perimeter of the premises abutting the highway.
  • A notice must be published in a local newspaper for the area where the premises is located at least once within 10 working days from submitting your application to Wealden District Council.
  • If you do not advertise your application in these two ways then your application is deemed invalid and all your paperwork will be sent back to you to resubmit.

    Please see our example of the public notice below, which must be displayed on the premises and in the newspaper. The notice displayed on the premises must be typed in a font of at least 16. The newspaper advert does not need to be this font but must contain the same information.

    Public Notice for the Grant or Variation of a Licence (pdf) Please note this notice must be printed on blue paper.

    Both the notice and the newspaper advert must contain:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Trading name and postal address of the premises
  • Statement of the relevant licensable activities including times which are proposed to be carried on or from the premises
  • The date when representations must be made by. This is 28 days after the date you submit your application to Wealden District Council
  • Minor variations

    You must advertise your application by displaying a notice. No newspaper advert is required for a minor variation.

    For not less than 10 working days from the day after submitting your application to Wealden District Council you must prominently display an A4, or larger white notice on the relevant premises, which can be read from the exterior of the premises (as with new applications and variations)

    If you do not advertise your application by displaying a notice then your application is deemed invalid and all your paperwork will be sent back to you to resubmit.

    Please see our example of the public notice for a minor variation below, which must be displayed on the premises. The notice displayed on the premises must be typed in a font of at least 16.

    Public Notice for a Minor Variation (pdf) Please note this notice must be printed on white paper.

    The minor variation notice must contain:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Trading name and postal address of the premises
  • Statement of the proposed variation or variations 
  • The date when representations must be made by. This is 10 days after the date you submit your application to Wealden District Council
  • The advice on this page is provided for guidance only and is not a complete explanation of the law. You should refer to the Licensing Act and associated Regulations and you may wish to take legal advice.

    Contact Rother and Wealden Licensing Team