Responsible authorities, interested parties and representations
Responsible authorities and interested parties have 28 consecutive days from the date of application to make representations.
A list of responsible authorities can be seen in the Statement of Gambling Policy.
An interested party is a person who:
- lives sufficiently close to the premises to be likely to be affected by the proposed activities
- has business interests that might be affected by the proposed activities
- represents persons in either of these 2 groups (such as elected councillors and M.P.s)
If any representations are made within 28 days of the application, a hearing must be held. We will notify the applicant, any person who has made relevant representations and responsible authorities of the hearing date. Members of the Council will preside over the hearing and determine whether to grant or reject the application.
Applicants, responsible authorities and interested parties can appeal to the local Magistrates' Court following the decision. This appeal must be made within 21 days from receipt of the notice about the decision.