186. Making of an application

(1)     An application must be made at least 10 weeks prior to the date for the holding of the event to which the application relates or, in the case of an application for a number of events at a venue in a period not exceeding one year, at least 10 weeks prior to the holding of the first event.

(2)     As soon as may be after receipt of the application, the local authority shall consider whether the requirements of these Regulations have been complied with, and—

(a) acknowledge receipt of the application in writing, or(b) inform the applicant that the application is invalid, by reason of the fee submitted being inadequate or for any other reason, and cannot be considered by the authority, indicating which requirement of these Regulations has not been complied with.