Commenting on a licensing application

Comments can be sent to us in support or to raise a concern about any application. 

You can raise a concern for an application on the following basis:

  • Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Protection of children from harm
  • Public safety
  • Prevention of public nuisance

How to submit a comment 

You can email us:

write to us: The Licensing Authority, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT.

Further information on how to make a representation 

Please include your full name and address and detail your points clearly, providing any evidence you may have.

Comments must be received by the licensing authority before the end date of the representation period for the application as shown under the application details.

Please be aware if you make a comment it will be in the public domain and that at the end of the representation period, the applicant will receive a copy of all comments received. 

Following the receipt of a valid representations, applications will be determined by the licensing committee at a hearing.


The Licensing Authority will accept petitions, but there are some important factors to consider before organising a petition.

• We ask that the instigator of the petition identifies themselves as a central point of contact. We may need to make contact in order to verify certain matters and if we are unable to do this it could invalidate the petition.

• Each page of the petition should contain information as to the purpose of the petition so that all persons know what they are signing.

• Full names and addresses must be supplied.

• All signatories must be made aware that a copy of the petition will be supplied to the applicant and a copy will be contained within the committee papers, so their personal details will become public knowledge. We will not write to each signatory separately, but instead assume that the instigator will advise each signatory of the hearing date and the final outcome of the application. It is expected that the instigator will represent the signatories at the hearing and to speak for them