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:
- a completed application form to change the Designated Premises Supervisor (PDF 273.6KB)
- the relevant fee
- a signed consent form from the new DPS
- the existing premises licence, the relevant part of it or an explanation for why you are unable to return it
Please send your completed application to:
Central Bedfordshire Council
High Street North
You also need to send a copy of your application to:
The Police Licensing Officer
Luton Police Station
You will need to send a further copy to the current designated premises supervisor.
The Home Office has advised applicants varying their Premises Licence to specify a new Designated Premises Supervisor, that the outgoing Designated Premises Supervisor should not be sent a copy of the application form because it contains personal information in terms of the new Designated Premises Supervisor’s date of birth, place of birth and nationality.
Instead, the Home Office has advised that it is sufficient to advise the outgoing Designated Premises Supervisor that the application has been made, although a full copy of the application form must still be sent to the police.
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:
You can also download (PDF 273.6KB) an application pack to vary a Designated Premises Supervisor.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.