Licensing pre-application advice and consultancy service

The service offers pre-application advice regarding your specific area of licensing. Our offer ranges from help to complete an application form, to a full consultancy service.

What we offer

The Licensing Service can help you:

  • understand and be aware of relevant policies
  • identify any requirements for specialist input (Responsible Authorities)
  • check your application and supporting documentation to ensure they comply with legislative requirements
  • reduce the time you spend working on the application
  • explain/make you aware of when an application is unacceptable – does not meet legislative and/or policy requirements
  • carry out an admin service to deal with the circulation and production of application forms and public notices on your behalf


The costs are set in accordance with time slots. You can request as much time as you think you will need. The table shows the cost of available time packages.

We do not provide any advice in the 30 minute package. If you require advice, please purchase a package with more time.

Time Package (minutes) Cost including VAT
30 £36
60 £72
90 £108
120 £144

Administration Package - Flat fee of £90 including VAT

Once you have chosen your time package, you can also add on our administration package. For a flat fee we offer:

  • production and erection of public notices - monitored by officers during the consultation period
  • assistance with plans
  • full service of application to all Responsible Authorities

How to request your licensing advice time package 

You can request your licensing advice time package and pay online. We will then be in touch with you to arrange a suitable meeting time.

Contact the Licensing Team

0114 273 4264
Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
Block C
Staniforth Road Depot
S9 3HD

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