From 1 April 2019, the council will offer a pre-application advice service to assist you in relation to your licence application.

Our aim through this service is to help you:

  • understand how the councils policies will be applied to your application
  • complete your application correctly and reduce any unnecessary delays
  • identify any specialist advice you may require prior to submitting your application, for example, acoustic measures or layout design.

Please contact the licensing team at licensing@lambeth.gov.uk to request this service.

Sections in this guide (click title to view)

1. Service fees

Application Service Price
Small application Up to one hour of advice. Advice on the licensing process, guidance on plans, possible conditions etc. (does not include meetings/site visits) £125 (excludes VAT)
Medium application Up to two hours of advice. Includes a meeting (on site if required) and written report by one officer. £185 (excludes VAT)
Large application Up to four hours of advice. Includes one + officer, a site visit (if necessary), and a meeting and written reports. £295 (excludes VAT)
Extra Large Events - 5000 people or more (Category A) Up to seven hours of advice. Includes the cost of specialist officers carrying out inspections, giving advice, providing written reports, and the cost of a supervising officer overseeing any reports as part of this service. £460 (excludes VAT)
Extra Large Events - 5000 people or more (Category B) Up to 14 hours of advice. Includes the cost of specialist officers carrying out inspections, giving advice, providing written reports, and the cost of a supervising officer overseeing any reports as part of this service. £895 (excludes VAT)
Extra Large Events - 5000 people or more (Category C) Up to 21 hours of advice. Includes the cost of specialist officers carrying out inspections, giving advice, providing written reports, and the cost of a supervising officer overseeing any reports as part of this service £1400 (excludes VAT)

2. What you can expect

You will be given advice from experienced individuals from either Licensing, Public Protection or Police Licensing

Please note:

  • Officers in attendance will not be able to provide the views of other authorities such as fire authority, child protection, etc.
  • Where this service is used, other authorities will have a legal entitlement to make a representation relating to the application.
  • Should an application receive representations, the matter may be referred to a hearing. A Licensing Sub Committee will consider any representations made on its own merits and will determine the application accordingly.