License

 

Special Treatment Licence (Premises)


 If you run an establishment for special treatments you may require a licence for your premises.

Special treatments include:

  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • cosmetic piercing
  • electric treatments, e.g., electrolysis
  • other special treatments, e.g., semi-permanent skin colouring

Applications are made to your Borough Council or Local Authority and may be subject to a fee.

Licences may be subject to conditions.

You may also be required to give notice of your application to the local Chief Constable.  In Greater London you must also provide a copy of the application to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.

You may also be required to give other notices, including public advertisement.

This licence may be required in addition to a skin piercing, tattooing or acupuncture licence required under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

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Apply for a Special Treatment Premises Licence

 

Eligibility Criteria

Your application may be refused for one of the following reasons:

  • the premises are not suitable, do not have safe heating, satisfactory lighting, sanitation, ventilation and do not have adequate fire precautions including fire-fighting equipment and fire escapes
  • there is a likelihood of nuisance being caused in the area
  • the person who will manage the premises is not fit and proper
  • the people giving the treatments are not suitably qualified
  • the safety of equipment is not satisfactory
  • there is question as to the safety of the treatment being given
  • you have been convicted of particular offences
  • you fail to comply with any legal requirements

Regulation Summary

 A summary of the regulation relating to this licence - go to the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website.

Application Evaluation Process

The County Council or Local Authority will take into account any representations made by the Chief Constable and in London, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority regarding your application.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes.  This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

If you wish to appeal against a decision of the County Council or Local Authority you may do so to the local Magistrates' Court.  Appeals must be made within 21 days of the date you received notification of the decision in writing.  Magistrates' Court decisions can be appealed to the Crown Court.

Fee

The fee for a Special Treatment Premises Licence is £162.00.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

If you wish to appeal against a decision of the County Council or Local Authority you may do so to the local Magistrates' Court.  Appeals must be made within 21 days of the date you received notification of the decision in writing.  Magistrates' Court decisions can be appealed to the Crown Court.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery).  If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Advice Guide will give you advice.  From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

Any person who wishes to appeal against a decision to close a zoo may apply to the local magistrates' court or, in Scotland, to the Sheriff.  Appeals must be made within 28 days of the notice of the local authority decision.

Other Redress

E.g., about noise, pollution, etc.  Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC)

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

British Association of Skin Camouflage (BASC)

Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP)

 


Phone Contact us....



Telephone: 01992 564034
Fax: 01992 561016
Email: licensing@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Or you can write to us at:
Licensing Team, Neighbourhoods Directorate, Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, High Street, ,  Epping , Essex CM16 4BZ

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