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Fire safety and The Licensing Act 2003

Under the Licensing Act 2003, we comment on the public safety elements of any applications for premises licences. This is part of the licensing process to determine whether a building is suitable to hold a premises licence.

In order to establish if the occupier is meeting the public safety licensing objective we may inspect the premises prior to notifying the licensing authority of our decision.

Applying for a premises licence

If you are applying for a premises licence you should include a plan of the premises with your application. The plan should be drawn in the standard scale 1:100 and detail the following:

  • The dimensions of the building boundary and any external walls and openings.
  • The access and exit points from the premises including escape routes.
  • Those areas used for each licensable activity.
  • Fixed structures including furniture and fittings, which may affect access to escape routes.
  • Location and type of fire safety measures and fire fighting equipment.
  • The location of any raised stage, floor areas, steps, stairs, elevators or lifts.

Contact your local borough or district council for more information on making a licensing application within Surrey.

Further information on the Licensing Act (2003)