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Thinking of opening a nightclub?

Experts in both planning and licensing, we can provide the full service.

How you want to operate

Nightclubs come in many
different guises so we will work with you to make sure you have a clear idea of how you want to operate before the next stage.

Location, Location, Location

Location can make or break a business. Let us help you determine the right one for your venture.

Other requirements

As well as planning, you also need to make sure you have the correct licenses required in place for other elements of your business, which we can arrange for you.

Applications and Appeals

Whether you need to put in a planning application, or appeal one that has been refused, use our expertise to give yourself the best chance of success.

With you every step of the way

Falling outside a recognised use class they are described as sui generis, which means planning permission will be required for any new nightclub.

Top Tips - Nightclubs

Planning advice to make your nightclub a success.

How will the Nightclub want to operate

Before we start the process we look at what you want to achieve in terms of hours of opening, capacity expectations and what else may be on offer, including food, gambling or adult entertainment.

All these factors will help us to advise to what is the best strategy towards achieving your goal, using our experience of alcohol and entertainment licences we can discuss what conditions would be expected to ensure this is compatible with your business plan prior to the application being submitted to the local planning authority.

Location

Nightclubs by their very nature introduce activity in an area late into the night and the early hours. Depending on the requirements of the business the number of locations that are suitable may be limited. Crucial to your location will be the type of client you are hoping to attract and the other uses in the area.

Licensing and local planning authorities will consult with the local police regarding an application for a nightclub and it can often be of benefit to arrange a meeting with them prior to an application being drafted.

Location

Nightclubs by their very nature introduce activity in an area late into the night and the early hours. Depending on the requirements of the business the number of locations that are suitable may be limited. Crucial to your location will be the type of client you are hoping to attract and the other uses in the area.

Licensing and local planning authorities will consult with the local police regarding an application for a nightclub and it can often be of benefit to arrange a meeting with them prior to an application being drafted.

Other planning requirements and licences

Alongside the planning Use Class of the premises there may be additional requirements that need consideration before you open. Amongst these could be the need for an extraction system if you are serving food or if you intend to serve alcohol after 11pm a late night refreshment licence will be required as well as the liquor license.

We can provide the complete service to ensure that all your requirements are dealt with, pulling together a team of specialists for each aspect of the project.

Planning Applications and Appeals

Good preparation means a higher chance of getting planning consent.

As with many sensitive applications spending time engaging with the appropriate authorities prior to the application being submitted can avoid the need to go to appeal. We have experience of what council’s want to see to justify an application and can agree conditions with them that do not compromise the business function.

If you have applied for consent yourself and received a refusal then we can consider the reasons for that decision and advise whether an appeal is the best action or whether with our experience and input the application can be found acceptable.

Planning Applications and Appeals

Good preparation means a higher chance of getting planning consent.

As with many sensitive applications spending time engaging with the appropriate authorities prior to the application being submitted can avoid the need to go to appeal. We have experience of what council’s want to see to justify an application and can agree conditions with them that do not compromise the business function.

If you have applied for consent yourself and received a refusal then we can consider the reasons for that decision and advise whether an appeal is the best action or whether with our experience and input the application can be found acceptable.

Get the best advice for your Nightclub today