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Chairman for the Meeting
The Sub-Committee will elect its Chairman for the meeting.
It was moved by Councillor White, seconded by Councillor Davis and:-
RESOLVED – That Councillor Cossens be elected Chairman for the meeting.
To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on 3 August 2018.
The minutes of the meeting of the Premises/Licences Sub-Committee held on 3 August 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Declarations of Interest
Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Personal Interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.
There were none.
Questions on Notice pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 37
Subject to providing two working days’ notice, a Member of the Committee may ask the Chairman of the Committee a question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties which affect the Tendring District and which falls within the terms of reference of the Committee.
There were none.
The Sub-Committee is invited to consider an application for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of the above premises.
The Chairman (Councillor Cossens) welcomed everyone to the meeting and made introductory remarks. He stated that he wished to give an equal amount of time to both the applicant and the objector to make their cases. He proposed 15 minutes for each side.
Additional information had been provided by the Objector to the Sub-Committee and the Applicant and the Chairman gave the Applicant five minutes to read this before the Licensing Manager began her verbal summary.
The Council’s Licensing Manager (Karen Townshend) 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 Grant of a Premises Licence at 17 High Street, Manningtree.
Section 2.2 of the written report set out the original proposed opening hours for the premises which were:-
Mondays to Saturday 1200 hours to 0000 hours and Sundays 1200 to 2300 hours.
The Licensing Manager reported that the proposed licensable activities applied for by the applicant were before Members in Sections 3.1 to 3.4 of the written report.
The applicant had stated the steps that they proposed to take to promote the statutory Licensing Objectives within the Operating Schedule and those were detailed in Sections 4.1 to 4.5 inclusive.
Members were further informed that two letters of representation/objection had been received in relation to this application.
It was reported that no Responsible Authorities had made representations on the application.
The Sub-Committee had before it for its information the relevant extracts from the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy in respect of planning considerations and the statutory ‘Prevention of Public Nuisance’ Licensing Objective.
Members also had before them for their assistance the relevant paragraphs from the Home Office’s Section 182 Guidance that accompanied the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the following –
(1) Prevention of Public Nuisance;
(2) Prevention of Crime and Disorder; and
(3) Planning and Building Control.
The Chairman asked if anyone had any questions that they would like to ask the Licensing Manager following her summary of the written report. There were no questions.
The Applicant, Mr Rowan Hunter gave representations to the Sub-Committee. He stated that he wished to open a local Wine Bar, but would not serve alcohol during all of the hours between 12 Noon and 12 Midnight, but would only serve between 5.00 p.m. and closing time. He would also allow the premises to be used for private hire. Other pubs in the area were around residential areas and the premises would not be adding any extra premises to the High Street as the White Hart pub had closed. Those premises had previously been for retail use and had been closed for over a year.
The High Street was very busy and Mr Hunter considered that the traffic noise would be worse than what would emanate from the bar. He said that it would add jobs to the local area and that ... view the full minutes text for item 20.