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To elect a Chairman for the meeting and the Chairman to present and explain the procedure for the meeting.
It was proposed by Cllr Heatley, seconded by Cllr Parker.
Decision: that Cllr Les Fry be appointed Chairman for the duration of the meeting.
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest.
No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.
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.
An application has been made to vary the licence for Strong Orchard in Waytown. The application has been out to public consultation and has attracted representations. A Licensing Sub-Committee must consider the application and representations at a public hearing.
The Licensing Team Leader presented the application to vary the licence for Strong Orchard in Waytown by adding regulated entertainment of plays, films, dance, live and recorded music. The application also sought to add two further barns to the existing plan and increase the hours for the sale of alcohol. The Licensing Team Leader pointed out the effects of the Live Music Act 2012 and the Legislative Reform Entertainment Licensing Order 2014.
The Sub-Committee members and the objectors were invited to ask questions of the Licensing Team Leader.
Mr Strong and Mrs Strong the applicants were invited to present their case.
The Sub-Committee members and the objectors were invited to ask questions of the applicants.
The objectors were then given the opportunity to present their case and respond to questions. The neighbours sought re-assurance that measures would be taken to ensure that there would not be disturbance from the venue. The applicants agreed to make their telephone number and email address available in order to mitigate these concerns.
The Licensing Team Leader also re-iterated that any proven disturbances could be reported and brought back to the Sub-Committee for review.
All present were given the opportunity to sum up their case.
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 x 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.
It was proposed by Cllr Parker, seconded by Cllr Fry.
Decision: That the press and the public be excluded for the following
item(s) 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 Sub-Committee retired to make their decision.
Decision: To GRANT the variation of the Premises Licence, with the addition of the following two new conditions.
1. No speaker for amplification of music on the outside of the premises or on the outside of any building forming a part of the premises shall be used after 23:00hrs.
2. A direct telephone number and an email address for the manager at the premises shall be publicly available at all times the premises is open. This telephone number and email address are to be made available to residents and businesses in the vicinity.