Premise Licences

Tacit Consent

If the Council has not processed applications within the timescales stated (or following an extension) you will be able to act as though the Council has authorized the application. The Directive describes this type of consent as ‘tacit consent’.
There are however, exceptions where tacit consent does not apply. Exemptions are applications that could impact on public safety or public health. In these cases, you must contact the Licensing Authority if you feel that there is a delay in processing your application. You must not assume that you have tacit consent.