Disapplication of DPS

It is now possible for community, church and village halls to apply to remove the mandatory condition to have a Designated Premises Supervisor and pass the responsibility for authorising the supply or sale of alcohol to a Management Committee. The application must come from a Committee or Board with responsibility for the management of the community premises.

The criteria for eligibility is the same as those used for fee exemptions: those premises that are made available for community benefit most of the time and accessible by a broad range of persons and sectors of the community, including for purposes beneficial to the community as a whole.

As Premises Licence holder the management committee will collectively be responsible for ensuring compliance with licence conditions and the law.

Please refer to the Home Office guidance (PDF) [43KB] (opens new window)  before making your application.

To apply you should:

  • Complete ouronline Disapplication of DPS application form. The fee is £23, unless you are applying for the disapplication at the same time as a new premises licence.When completing our online form a card payment is required. We accept most major debit and credit cards
  • Issue a copy of the application to therelevant responsible authority (Chief of Police)
  • Return both parts of the existing Premises Licence (or written confirmation of why this is not available)
  • Enclose copies of any hiring agreements for the premises
  • Enclose documents that identify the premises and how it is managed

On receipt of your application Breckland Council will make a decision based on:

  • Whether the applicant is, or is to be, a Committee or board of individuals with responsibility for the management of the premises
  • Whether the premises is a Community Premises
  • Whether the arrangements for the management of the premises by the Committee or board are sufficient to ensure adequate supervision of the supply of alcohol in different situations. Such occasions could include private parties
  • Whether replacing the requirement to have a DPS with the alternative licence condition will have a negative impact on the Licensing Objectives

Last updated: 17/05/2024 13:39:45