Only those who have a greater interest can be objectors.
You have greater interest in the licence application if you are likely to be more directly affected by the licence than most other people. This is called having status or standing and is confirmed by the DLC at hearing.
For example, if you live in the same street as the proposed premises you could be in a position of greater interest, compared with someone who lives 10km away and has concerns about the effects of alcohol on the community.
On the other hand, someone who is concerned about the effects of alcohol on the community in general, but who lives in a different are, may not meet the criteria for greater interest.