A Licensing Sub-Committee consists of three councillors who sit on the main licensing Committee.
The three councillors meet primarily for three purposes, to:
- consider applications for new premises licences (needed by pubs and clubs)
- consider temporary event notices where representations (objections) have been received
- determine reviews of licences where an objection to a current premises license has been received
The three councillors attending are selected by a Mole Valley District Council officer, with the intention of avoiding councillors determining cases that occur in or sufficiently close to their ward.