If you want to object to an alcohol licence application, you must be in a position of 'greater interest' than the general public.
You have 'greater interest' if you are likely to be more affected by the licence than most other people. For example, if you live in the same street as the proposed licensed premises you could be in a position of greater interest than someone who lives 20km away and has general concerns about the effects of alcohol on the community.
Before filing your objection, you may wish to read the Health Promotion Agency’s recommendations on how to draft an objection.
The following may be grounds for objection:
When the alcohol licence application is considered ”amenity and good order of the locality” will take into account elements such as:
Your letter of objection must include:
Public objections to alcohol licence applications cannot be made anonymously under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
Your objection must be in writing and must be filed with the Council within 15 working days of the date of the first newspaper notice. Objections can be filed by post, email or in person.
Post: Alcohol Licensing, Private Bag 6010, Napier 4142
In person: Napier City Council, Dunvegan House, 215 Hastings Street, Napier
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