Agenda and minutes

Dorset Council - Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room D, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, DT1 1UZ (DT1 1EE for sat nav)

Contact: Elaine Tibble  01305 838223 Email:

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Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.



Welcome and introductions


Cllr Beer was the Chairman of the Sub-Committee, he welcomed everyone and introductions by all parties were made.


The Chairman outlined the procedure to be followed for the meeting and the order of addressing the councillors present.


Objection to Temporary Event Notice for Bredy Gate, Bredy Farm, Bredy Lane, Burton Bradstock. pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To consider a report of the Licensing Officer.

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The Licensing Team Leader set out the report for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) highlighting the differences between the Premises Licence and the TEN that had been  submitted, she explained that the TEN was a notice of an event served on the authority by the applicant, the authority was only obliged to intervene if there was an objection from the Local Police or Environmental Health.


She re-iterated the three decision options for the committee which were detailed within the report and that a TEN sat on top of a Premises Licence so the committee could impose any of the conditions detailed in the Premises Licence into the TEN.


There was some conflicting information relating to timings within the TEN application which was also slightly more restrictive than the Premises Licence which covered the same piece of land, there had been one Police objection to the TEN.


The Applicant explained that he had applied for the Premises Licence in case they decided to expand the events business.  They had not operated from one before and sought the security of a TEN because they had operated this way for the past 5 years, this is what they felt comfortable with.   They had already secured a TEN for their May and August events and wished to continue using this method.  Environmental Health had advised them to apply for a Premises Licence.


The Police Licensing Officer addressed the committee, he advised that if the Police Authority was not comfortable with a TEN they could ask for conditions to be attached to it, it was not usually possible to get conditions attached to a TEN if there was no Premises Licence in place.  As there was a Premises Licence in place for this venue it was within the committee’s gift to decide which of the conditions from the Premises Licence could be attached to the TEN


The EH  Manager advised that there had been a number of events held at the site and a number of noise complaints, an Abatement Notice had been served which was appealed  to the Magistrates Court to try and reach an arrangement to continue with the events without causing inconvenience to neighbours, however the Authority had still received some complaints and still had concerns


The Licensing Team Leader reminded the committee that the decision was for them to decide which conditions they felt appropriate to be added to the TEN.


The Applicant told the committee that the venue had been monitored over a number of events, and he had been working with a member of the Environmental Health Team to reduce the noise levels, however there was a history to the complaints.  He had offered mediation  which had been refused, he had put  an earth bund up and incorporated other measures to reduce the effect of sound, this was just a small family event with approximately 400 tickets sold.


In response to a member question the Applicant re-iterated that as he had always run the events with a TEN in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.



There were no urgent items.


Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.

There is no scheduled exempt business for this meeting



There was no exempt business.