Plan of the Premises

Plans shall be drawn in a scale of 1:100 unless the Council has previously agreed following a request made by the applicant (in writing) that an alternative scale is acceptable.

Regulations approved by the Government state that plans should show:

  • The extent of the boundary of the building (if relevant), and any external and internal walls of the building and, if different, the perimeter of the premises
  • The ways in and out of the premises
  • The location of escape routes if different from the ways in and out
  • If the premises are to be used for more than one existing licensable activity, the area for each activity
  • Where alcohol is supplied the location(s) where alcohol is consumed
  • Any structure which may interfere with any persons use of exits or escape routes
  • If there is a stage or raised area, the location of these and their height from the floor
  • If there are any steps, stairs, elevators or lifts - their location
  • The location of an toilets
  • The location of any fire fighting equipment and any other safety equipment
  • The location of any kitchen.

The plan may include a ‘key’ which refers to the above by means of a symbol.

Colour coding of plans

In order that there is a consistent approach to the colouring of plans applicants are requested to comply with the following advice:

  • The extent of the boundary of the building and any external and internal walls of the building and, if different, the perimeter or the premises to be edged in black
  • The location of entrances exits and escape routes to be edged in green
  • Fire safety and other safety equipment to be indicated by a red star

Licensing activities

  • Areas for supply of alcohol edged in blue
  • Areas for Provision of Regulated Entertainment edged in orange
  • Areas for Provision of late night refreshment edged in yellow
  • Fixed structures including furniture to be hatched in brown.
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