Alcohol and entertainment licensing

Designated Premises Supervisors

If you are supplying alcohol on your premises, there must be a single Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) for each one.

The Designated Premises Supervisor:

  • must have a personal licence
  • must be named on the premises licence
  • can be the DPS for more than one premises

To change the Designated Premises Supervisor, you need to send us:

Please send your completed application to:

Licensing Section
Central Bedfordshire Council
Watling House
High Street North
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU6 1LF

You also need to send a copy of your application to:

The Police Licensing Officer
Luton Police Station
Buxton Road
Luton
LU1 1SD

You will need to send a further copy to the current designated premises supervisor.

Removing the requirement for a DPS for community premises

This legislation includes the ability to transfer responsibility from the DPS to a management committee for community premises. 

For premises already with a DPS, the cost of transferring to the management committee is £23.

How to apply

Community premises changing the DPS requirement on a new application or variation to add alcohol sales will pay the appropriate full fee, enclosed with the application to transfer. You can download an application to transfer responsibility from DPS to management committee for community premises below:

DPS to management committee application form (PDF 38.2KB)

You can also download (PDF 80.9KB) an application pack to vary a Designated Premises Supervisor.

Tacit consent

Tacit consent does not apply for this licence. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please email the licensing team at licensing@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.

Responsible authorities (PDF 4.4KB)

Licensing policy (PDF 66.8KB)

The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005 (link opens in new window)

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