The Appeal Process

Appeals against a decision by the council to refuse an application, to impose a condition on the licence or to revoke or vary the licence are to the magistrates’ court.

The dealer has 21 days from the day on which they were given notice of the decision in which to appeal. The magistrates’ court then has the power to confirm, vary or reverse the council’s decision and issue any directions it considers appropriate having regard to the Act. 

As the notice under paragraph 8 to schedule 1 must be in writing, notice will be deemed to have been given when the applicant/dealer has received it.  Ordinarily, this will be the next working day if delivered by first class post.