Licensing Performance

The Licensing Team receive a very high number of applications each year, not just for new licences, but for renewals, variations and transfers of our existing licences.

We also receive complaints about our licensed premises.

Complaints

This table shows the number of complaints received by the Licensing Team in respect of Licensed Premises over the last 3 years.
 Complaint Type  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Complaints Relating to Licensed Premises  96  64 81
Complaints Relating to Licensed Animal Premises 10 5 7
Complaints Relating to Gambling 9 5 8
Complaints Relating to Taxis  99  74 68

Applications

Alcohol and Entertainment Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to alcohol and entertainment over the last 3 years.
 Application Type 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
New Premises Licence Applications 19  16 16
Notifications to Change a Premises Licence 14 10 0
Applications to Transfer a Premises Licence  31 35 30
Applications to Vary a Premises Licence  10  1 7
Applications to Vary a DPS at a Licensed Premises  96  84 77
Applications for a Minor Variation 9  15 5
Premises Licences Surrendered 9  7 1
New Club Premises Certificate Applications 0  1 1
New Personal Alcohol Licence Applications  79  96 69
Temporary Event Notifications Received  771  709 706

Gambling Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Gambling over the last 3 years.
 Application Type 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
 New Lottery Applications 23  23 18
 Applications to renew a Lottery 88 88 93
Notification of Games Machines at a Licensed Premises 8 4 2
New Applications for Games Machine at a Licensed Premises 2  0 0
New Applications for Bingo 0 1 0
New Applications for a Club Gaming/Machine Permit  1  0 0

 Taxi Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to taxis in the last 3 years.
Application Type 2017/18 2018/19  2019/20
New Applications for Hackney Carriage Vehicles  33  37 16
Applications to Renew a Hackney Carriage Vehicle  118  117 128
Applications to Change a Hackney Carriage Vehicle  22  13 7
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Hackney Carriage Vehicle 6 9 14
New Applications for a Private Hire Vehicle  65  70 53
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Vehicle  200  209 191
Applications to Change a Private Hire Vehicle 53  28 30
Applications to Transfer Ownership of a Private Hire Vehicle  4  2 9
New Applications for Private Hire Operators  9 12 6
Applications to Renew a Private Hire Operator 22  14 22
New Applications for Dual Drivers 27  43 33
Applications to Renew a Dual Driver 111  136 121

 Animal Licensing Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to animals in the last 3 years.
Application Type  2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
New Animal Boarding Applications  2  2 N/A
Applications to Renew Animal Boarding  22 N/A N/A
New Applications for Boarding for Cats  N/A  16 3
New Applications for Boarding for Dogs in Kennels N/A  9 0
Applications to Renew Dangerous Wild Animals 2 0 1
New Applications for Home Boarding for Dogs 12 10 13
Applications to Renew Home Boarding for Dogs 28 39 2
 New Applications for Breeding of Dogs  1  1 5
Applications to Renew Breeding of Dogs 1 3 0
New Home Boarding Applications 10 12 N/A
Applications to Renew Home Boarding  26  28 N/A
New Pet Shop Applications  1  1 N/A
Applications to Renew a Pet Shop  8 N/A N/A
New Applications for Selling Animals as Pets  N/A  N/A 1
New Riding Establishment Applications 2  2 N/A
Applications to Renew a Riding Establishment  15 15 N/A
New Applications for Hiring Out Horses 15 15 1

 Charity Applications

This table shows the number of applications received by the Licensing Team in relation to Charities in the last 3 years.
Application Type 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Applications for House to House Collections  37 19 17
Applications for Street Collections 46 33 35

Live Licences

The number of Live Licences is constantly changing as new Licences are granted and older Licences surrendered or not renewed. As such we will update the table below with the number of Live Licences every quarter.

This table shows the number of current live licences in the Wealden district (updated every quarter).
 Licence Type  Number of Live Licences
 Premises Licences 551
 Club Premises Certificates 54
 Personal Alcohol Licence Holders 2,153
 Dual Driver Licence Holders 431
 Hackney Carriage Vehicles 143
 Private Hire Vehicles 254
 Private Hire Operators 88
Selling Animals as Pets 11
 Hiring Out Horses 17
 Home Boarding for Dogs 46
Animals for Exhibition 5
 Dangerous Wild Animal Licences 2
 Zoos 2
 Non Track Gambling 6
Gaming Machines at Licences Premises 88
 Bingo 1
 Club Machine Permits 13
Small Society Lotteries 129
Scrap Metal Dealer 23
Scrap Metal Site 9