New premises licence site plan requirements

If you are applying for a new premises licence you will need to submit a site plan or plans. Find out about site plan requirements.

Where plans are required to be submitted as part of an application for the grant or variation of a premises licence or club premises certificate, they must be submitted in accordance with the requirements of the respective Regulation Orders.

Failure to comply with the requirements as specified, will render the application incomplete and may result in the whole application being rejected and returned to you.

Plan requirements

The information contained in the plan must be clear and legible in all material respects.

The plan should show:

(a) The extent of the boundary of the building if relevant and any external and internal walls of the building and if different, the perimeter of the premises.

(b) The location of points of access to and egress from the premises.

(c) If different from (b), the locations of escape routes from the premises.

(d) In a case where the premises are to be used for more than one licensable activity, the area within the premises used for each activity.

(e) In a case where an existing licensable activity relates to the supply of alcohol, the location or locations on the premises which is or are used for consumption of alcohol;

(f) Fixed structures (including furniture) or similar objects temporarily in a fixed location (but not furniture), which may impact on the ability of individuals on the premises to use exits or escape routes without impediment.

(g) In a case where a premises includes a stage or raised area, the location and height of each stage or area relative to the floor.

(h) In a case where the premises includes any steps, stairs, elevators or lifts, the location of the steps, stairs, elevators or lifts.

(i) In a case where the premises include any room or rooms containing public conveniences, the location of the room or rooms.

(j) The location and type of any fire safety and any other safety equipment including, if applicable, marine safety equipment.

(k) The location of a kitchen, if any, on the premises.

The plan may include a legend through which the matters mentioned or referred to in above are sufficiently illustrated by the use of symbols on the plan.

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