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Items
No. Item

26.

Chairman for the Meeting

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Winfield, seconded by Councillor Davis and

 

RESOLVED - That Councillor Callender be elected Chairman for the meeting.

 

27.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

The Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Watson.

 

 

28.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on 14 December 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Premises/Personal Licences Sub-Committee held on 14 December 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by Councillor Winfield who attended the meeting.

 

29.

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.

 

Minutes:

There were none.

 

30.

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.

Minutes:

There were none.

 

31.

A.1 Report - Report of the Corporate Director (Operational Services) - Wine Boutique Frinton Ltd, 14 Old Road, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex pdf icon PDF 47 KB

The Sub-Committee is invited to consider an application for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of the above premises.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman (Councillor Callender) welcomed everyone to the meeting and made introductory remarks.

 

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 for Wine Boutique Frinton Limited, 14 Old Road, Frinton-on-Sea.

 

Section 2.2 of the written report set out the proposed opening hours for the premises which were:

 

Tuesdays to Saturdays 1100 hours to 2130 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 three letters ofrepresentations/objections had been received from residents 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 Members also had before them the Application Form and supporting documentation, a location plan and copies of the representation/objection letters.

 

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 such questions.

 

The Chairman stated that he wished to give an equal amount of time to both the applicant and the objectors to make their cases.  He proposed 10 minutes for each side.

 

The Applicant’s Business Partner, John Greenwold then gave representations to the Sub-Committee.

 

He stated that he had been a wine importer and wholesaler for a number of years and traded with a large number of wine bars and hotels.  He said that High Street habits were changing as large town centres were becoming unattractive.  The cost of running restaurants was increasing.  This had changed the industry and he had had to look to change his business.  The Wine Boutique came out of this.  The model he was using was unique in that it was a wine shop with a licence for on-sales.  His business based on this model had opened in Felixstowe a year ago and had become very popular.  His business traded around the world with farms direct, wines were chosen very carefully and they were then shipped over by themselves.  At first he had thought it would be a niche market but  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.