Comment on a licence application

Some applications received by the council have a period of time when representations or objections can be lodged, with the periods normally set by the relevant legislation for the specific licensing regime. The council welcomes views on these applications.

Comments can be submitted online, by email or by post. Your contact details will not be published.

Search applications

Instructions:

  • find the application you’d like to comment on using the button above
  • click on the relevant application and view the application form, documents and any submitted plans
  • make a comment by clicking on the 'Comments' tab, filling out the form and pressing 'submit' or 'submit and register'

At the end of the consultation period any comments received will be sent to the applicant or their representatives and contact details will be included - this forms part of the application process and encourages mediation between all parties.

Additionally, all comments submitted and not withdrawn, will form part of the Licensing Sub-Committee report which is a public document.

Each licensing regime has specific requirements relating to representations or objections and comments that do not relate to these requirements may not be considered when a decision is being made on the application. If you have any questions regarding the criteria for making representations or objections, please contact the Licensing Team.

The council funds the Citizen’s Advice Bureau to provide a Licensing Advice Project for residents of Westminster. If a resident has any concerns about a licence application they can contact a solicitor at the Licensing Advice Project. The project's solicitors will provide advice for residents on their rights under the licensing system. They will also provide extensive support and assistance for any resident who wishes to make a complaint or comment on a licensing matter to the council. If a resident does make a complaint or representations, the projects solicitors will be able to represent that resident at a licensing hearing if requested to do so.

View more information on this service or contact the Licensing Advice Project

Make a comment online

The quickest way to comment is to search for an application and then submit your comments online. When you make a comment online you will receive an immediate email acknowledgement.

Search applications

Instructions:

  • find the application you’d like to comment on using the button above
  • click on the relevant application and view the application form, documents and any submitted plans
  • make a comment by clicking on the 'Comments' tab, filling out the form and pressing 'submit' or 'submit and register'

If you encounter any difficulties when trying to make a comment, please view the user guide.

E-Notifications

E-Notifications Subscription Form

From the 28 January 2019, residents and interested parties will be able to subscribe to E-Notifications. E-Notification is a new online service that will enable residents and businesses to sign up to a MyWestminster account in order to be notified electronically of any Planning and/or Licensing applications that have been submitted to the Council.
Please note, in order to see your existing searches customers must sign up to a MyWestminster account. Please remember to sign-up with the e-mail address you used for Public Access. Once your account has been created, please refresh the Public Access search page you were originally on, select the 'Login' tab and you should be logged in automatically. This is because we have merged Public Access functionality into MyWestminster to improve the service we deliver to you. If you are unsure of your password, please use the Password Reset feature
Why has this new service been introduced?

87% of customers respond to planning and licensing application via Public Access, and in response to our customers working in a more electronic way, we have decided to introduce a new service which will allow customers to subscribe and receive alerts on planning and licensing applications across the borough. The new service will improve the end to end customer journey, by allowing a fully electronic notification and response process. This is a pilot scheme and will not replace the existing notifications received through the post

For further information and help, please refer to our FAQ's and Guidance Notes.

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Make a comment by email or post

You can also make comments relating to licensing applications by email or post. Please contact the Licensing Team.

Last updated: 13 February 2019