Section 50 certificates

We can help you apply for a planning certificate for premises licence applications

word icon Please complete this form [1Mb] and sent it in to us with your request for a planning certificate.

According to section 50 of the Licensing(Scotland) Act 2005, when someone wants to apply to the council for a licence to sell alcohol from a property (a premises licence), any application must be accompanied by a planning certificate. A planning certificate would show that:

  • planning permission has been obtained for any development of the subject premises in connection with their proposed use as licensed premises ;
  • or that no such planning permission is required.

Similarly, when someone wants to apply for a provisional premises licence,any application must be accompanied by a provisional planning certificate to show that :

  • planning permission or outline planning permission has been obtained for any construction or conversion of the subject premises
  • or that no such planning permission is required

You can apply to us direct in writing for such a planning certificate, by email your request to esplanning@northlan.gov.uk or by using the address shown in Planning Services. See "contact us" box.

To help you with this, we have produced a form covering the kind of information we would need before we can give you a certificate.  pdf icon Please complete this form [36kb] and sent it in to us with your request for a planning certificate.

Please note that for a premises licence application, you will also be required to submit a building standards certificate, and also a food hygiene certificate (if food is to be supplied on the premises).  Please see the related article for further information on building standards. Any enquiries regarding a food hygiene certificate should be directed to the Business Regulation North contact in the "contact us" box.

 

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