Committee details

Licensing Sub-Committee

Purpose of committee


Watch Licensing Sub-Committee Hearings live on the Council's YouTube Channel: Hillingdon London *




The Council's Licensing Sub-Committee consider applications and licensing in relation to functions under the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, Sex Establishment Venue Licences under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, Street Trading determination functions under the London Local Authorities Act 1990 and the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, which are statutory in nature.


In practice, this means that where there are objections or relevant representations to such licensing matters, a Sub-Committee of Elected Councillors will determine the matter, rather than a Council Officer.


The Sub-Committee will comprise three Members (2 Conservative and 1 Labour) selected on a rota basis from the membership of the Licensing Committee. The meetings of the Sub-Committee will be chaired by either the Chairman or the Vice-Chairman of the Licensing Committee.



*Broadcasting of Sub-Committee Hearings

Please note that the Council may live video broadcast hearings when considering them at the Civic Centre in Uxbridge. This is to increase resident engagement in local democracy.

As determined by Democratic Services, only those hearings to be held in public will be filmed. Sometimes certain licensing applications are considered in private due to the nature of the information to be discussed and these are therefore not filmed.

Whilst cameras will be aimed at the Councillors making the decisions, they will also film, record and make public any statements by people speaking who have submitted any relevant representations, e.g. objectors, along with interested parties, responsible authorities, the applicant and/or their representative. Generally, the cameras will not capture people attending to solely observe proceedings in the public gallery.

Anyone is welcome to watch a Licensing Sub-Committee meeting live, or after the event, on the Council's YouTube channel: Hillingdon London. 


Contact information

Support officer: Democratic Services - 01895 250636 or email:

Postal address:
London Borough of Hillingdon
Civic Centre