Licensing glossary

Failed application redress

If an application for a licence is refused the failed applicant can appeal.

Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.

Interested parties

  • a person living in the vicinity of the premises in question;
  • a body representing persons living in that vicinity, e.g. a residents association;
  • a person involved in a business in the vicinity of the premises in question;
  • a body representing persons involved in such a business e.g. a trade association.

Licence holder redress

A licence holder may appeal against any conditions attached to a licence. Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.

Licensing authority

The licensing function of Brent Council

Tacit consent

This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period. 

Applications will be processed on receipt of all valid documentation and fees.  If you receive no further contact from us within the stated timescale in the application acknowledgement then tacit authorisation applies.

Where matters arise with regards to the application giving need for an extension of the processing period the applicant / agent will be notified.