Sex establishment failed applications

If you have a failed application, please contact us.

Any applicant who is refused a licence or refused the renewal of a licence, may appeal to the local magistrates' court within 21 days of being notified of the refusal.

The right to appeal does not apply:

  • where the licence was refused on the grounds that the number of sex establishments in the area exceeds the number which the authority considers appropriate
  • where the grant of the licence would be inappropriate considering the character of the area, the nature of other premises in the area, or the premises themselves.