In a recent question regarding a public entertainment licence application, you stated that the council has to abide by a 28-day consultation period. I submitted an application over two months ago and have not heard from the council since then. What course of action should I take now?
You must make enquiries of the council to check that it received the application. You should also ask for confirmation that it is being processed and that it has a correct record of your details just in case it is writing to the wrong address. The council you are dealing with may be particularly slow, but it should have at least acknowledged the application by now. It is also worth checking whether your cheque for the fee has been cashed. If not, it is possible that the application has been lost in the post.If the council is progressing with the application you should make sure that it is aware of your concerns and try to get as much information as possible regarding any objectors and/or any comments from the other authorities, such as the environmental health officer or fire officer.