There is no statutorily defined time scale for consideration of applications. The process of granting a safety certificate is complex and will take a significant period of time depending on the size and complexity of the sports ground in question.
Before any certificate is issued a consultation process is undertaken with the views of the interested parties being considered as part of the application process.
Additionally, the council may require you to provide further information and plans of the ground, which may incur additional time.
If you do not supply the correct information or documents, your application will be rejected.
In addition, the premises will be inspected and assessed as part of the application process.
We will communicate closely with you and you will be invited to attend all safety advisory group meetings in relation to your application.
There is no tacit consent so you can not assume it has been granted if you have not heard from us within 28 days. This is because it is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted.
If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us at the address below.