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Apologies for Absence and Substitutions
The Sub-Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.
There were no apologies for absence or substitutions on this occasion.
To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Sub-Committee, held on 6 September 2016.
The minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 6 September 2016 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Declarations of Interest
Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or other interest, and nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.
There were no declarations of interest.
The Sub-Committee is invited to consider an application for the Variation of a Premises Licence held in respect of the above premises.
The Chairman (Councillor V E Guglielmi) welcomed everyone to the meeting.
The Council’s Licensing Officer (Emma King) then gave a verbal summary of the written report and advised that the Sub-Committee had before it, for its consideration, as set out in item A.1 of the Report of the Corporate Director (Operational Services), an application for the Variation of the Premises Licence held by Olivia Hearn (“the applicant”) for The Manor Public House, Rectory Road, Great Holland.
Section 2.2 of the written report set out the proposed opening hours for the premises whilst Sections 3.1 to 3.6 inclusive detailed the current licensable activities. The proposed licensable activities applied for by the applicant were before Members in Sections 4.1 to 4.6 of the written report. However, it was noted that variation in respect of Late Night Refreshment, at 4.5, was not being sought at this time, as this had not been included in the original advertising and the applicants did not want to delay the application as a whole.
The applicant had stated the steps that she proposed to take to promote the statutory Licensing Objectives within her Operating Schedule and these were detailed in Sections 5.1 to 5.5 inclusive. The applicants had also offered to stop outside events at 10.00 pm.
All responsible authorities had been consulted with as standard procedure and it had been confirmed that Essex Police had spoken with the applicant on 18 July 2017. The applicant had confirmed that the outside mobile bar would only be used seasonally and would be hired out to private parties off site. The applicant had also confirmed that the outdoor alcohol would be served in plastic glasses only. Essex Police therefore had no objections to this application.
The Council’s Pollution and Environmental Control team had objected to the application and Andy Rutson-Edwards (Environmental Protection Officer – Pollution & Environmental Control Team) had submitted the following comments regarding the premises licence variation:
“I ask that the variation, if granted restricts all outdoor events referred to in Part 4 of the application to finish no later than 23.00 with the speakers positioned so that the sound is directed inward away from noise sensitive premises.
My previous paragraph refers to the playing of live music, recorded music and anything similar (sections E, F, and H) in the application where it relates to outdoor events these are further restricted by the condition as follows:
Not to continue beyond 23.00. Maximum noise levels (MNL) LAeq(15min) from the events shall not exceed 65dB(A) 1 metre from the nearest noise sensitive property.
For a licence variation, if given for music after 23.00 including outdoor events please take note of the following: Directions, given under the Noise Act 1996 provide that the permitted level for the purposes of that Act is 34 decibels where the underlying noise level does not exceed 24 decibels or 10 decibels above underlying noise levels in any other case. In the event that the representations are received and the Authority concludes that ... view the full minutes text for item 4.