Planning permission

Apply for a planning certificate for Premises Licence (Section 50)

According to Section 50 of the Licensing(Scotland) Act 2005, when someone wants to apply to the council for a premises licence to sell alcohol any application must be accompanied by a planning certificate. A planning certificate shows:

  • Planning permission has been obtained for any development of the premises in connection with their proposed use as licensed premises
  • or that no such planning permission is required.

You will also require a Building Standards Certificate for a premises licence or for the confirmation of a provisional license.

Use the application forms links below to apply for these certificates. There is a £71 fee to deliver this service. The payment must be made before submitting your Section 50 application form. Your application will not be considered until payment has been received.

You can apply for a Premises Licence from our Apply for a Licence - Liquor page.