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The Licensing Act 2003 Statement Of Licensing Policy January 2021

Petrol and Service Stations

Under Section 176 of the Licensing Act 2003, no premises licence, club premises certificate or temporary event notice has effect to authorise the sale by retail or supply of alcohol on or from excluded premises. "Excluded premises" means a motorway or trunk road service area or premises used primarily as a garage or which form part of premises which are primarily so used.

Where applicable the licensing authority will require information from the applicant regarding the primary use of the premises prior to the hearing. Trading figures can be used to help determine the issue of primary use and whether or not the premises is an excluded premises.