Occasional Use Notices

Where there is betting on a track for eight or less days in a calendar year, betting may be permitted by an occasional use notice without the need for a full premises licence.

A track means:

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(a) a horse racecourse;
(b) a dog track;
(c) any other premises or any part of a premises on which a race or other sporting event takes or is intended to take place.

The track does not have to be a permanent fixture and can be used for other purposes when not being utilised as a track.

No gaming machines may be provided under the provisions of an occasional use notice.

A notice must be served on the licensing authority by the occupier of the land or a person who is responsible for the administration of events on the track.

Notices may be given in relation to consecutive days provided that the limit of eight days in a calendar year is not exceeded.

Provided that the notice will not result in betting facilities being made available for more than eight days in any calendar year, there is no provision for any counter notices or objections to be submitted.

You can give notice by using our occasional use notice form.

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