Disapplication of a DPS Guidance Notes

1.   This form may be used by a community premises seeking to replace the mandatory conditions in sections 19(2) and 19(3) of the 2003 Act which requires a personal licence holder and Designated Premises Supervisor where a premises allows the supply of alcohol, with the alternative mandatory condition (in section 19(4) of the Act) that the supply of alcohol is instead authorised by the premises licence holder through either:

  •  applying to remove the mandatory conditions of an existing premises licence which allows the sale of alcohol;
  •  applying to remove the mandatory conditions when applying for a new premises licence that includes the sale of alcohol; or
  •  applying to remove the mandatory conditions when applying to vary an existing premises licence to allow the sale of alcohol.

On applying for the removal of the requirement to have a Designated Premises Supervisor, the management committee should understand that if this is granted they will be responsible for all alcohol sales under the licence.

2.   The applicant must be a committee or board of individuals with responsibility for the management of the premises - enter the name of committee or board.

3.   Describe the premises and the management structure. In particular, explain why you consider it to be a community premises i.e. is it available for community benefit most of the time and accessible by a broad range of persons and sectors of the local community for purposes beneficial to the community as a whole. If the community premises is a registered charity, please include its Charity Commission number. Set out how the premises is managed and the structure of the committee or board of individuals with responsibility for its management (including the names of the committee's of board's key officers, e.g. the chair, secretary, treasurer). Please include any documents e.g. a written constitution or other management documents that show the structure of the premises and how it is managed.

4.   Describe how the supervision of alcohol sales is to be ensured in different situations (including e.g. when the community premises is hired to private parties, when the community premises is hired for large fundraising events and when the community premises is hired for short fundraising events by local voluntary organisations). Set out how responsibility for alcohol sales is to be determined in individual cases and discussed and reviewed within the committee's or board's procedure in the event of any issues arising. You should include copies of hiring agreements that describe the arrangement made between the community premises and the hiring party. You should note that sample hire agreements are available from e.g. ACRE and Community Matters. More information about these hire agreements is contained in the statutory Guidance.

5.   Applications to substitute the section 19(4) mandatory condition must be made by a management committee or similar structure which holds or will be the holder of the premises licence for the community premises. Please state in what capacity you are signing the application (e.g. Committee Chair, committee member, Hall secretary etc).

6.  Please send a copy of this form to the chief officer of police for your area.(If applying online the Licensing Team will forward it to the Police on your behalf.

Last updated: 17/05/2024 13:39:00