Glasgow City Council

Certificate of Suitability Under Section 50

What is it?

Licensing (Scotland) Act: Section 50

This Section sets out the requirements for the production of certification showing compliance with relevant legislation, including planning legislation, when the Licensing Board is assessing the request for a Licence.

With regard to planning this will usually be documentation confirming the planning use of the premises under consideration. To confirm the planning use of premises you can either request the Planning History of the site, which would intimate the planning use of the premises. Alternatively you can you can apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness.

How to apply for a Certificate of Suitability

To apply for a Certificate of Suitability, please complete an application form and submit with a fee of £135 to Glasgow City Council, Development and Regeneration Services, 231 George Street Glasgow G1 1RX. Your application will be assessed and a Certificate of Suitability will be issued if there is appropriate planning permission in place.

Should the premises not have the appropriate consent, you can apply for it Online.

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