Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee on Thursday 20th November 2014, 6.00 p.m.

Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday 20th November 2014 6.00 p.m.

Venue: The Council House, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove. View directions

Contact: Pauline Ross 

Items
No. Item

1/14

Appointment of Chairman for the meeting

Minutes:

 

Due to the late arrival of the applicant and with the agreement of the Sub-Committee Members the commencement of the meeting was delayed until 6:11 p.m.  Upon arrival Mr. Rashid apologised to all those present and briefly explained to Members the reason for his late arrival.

 

RESOLVED that Councillor C. J. Spencer be appointed Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the meeting.

2/14

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

3/14

Declarations of Interest

To invite Councillors to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Disclosable Interests they may have in items on the agenda, and to confirm the nature of those interests.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

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Procedure

Minutes:

The Chairman opened the Hearing and introduced the Members of the Sub-Committee and officers present to the Applicant and all other parties present, so that no person who may be in a position to influence the Sub-Committee withdrew from the meeting room with the Sub-Committee when the Sub-Committee considered its decision at the conclusion of the Hearing.

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Application to vary a premises Licence in respect of Mamaris Kebab / Istanbul, 33-35 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7DN pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee was asked to consider a variation to a premises licence in respect of Mamaris Kebab / Istanbul, 33 - 35 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 7DN, submitted by Mr. F. Rashid.  The application was subject to a Hearing in light of a representation objecting to the application received by Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) from West Mercia Police.  The basis of their representation related to:-

 

·         The Prevention of Crime and Disorder

·         The Prevention of Public Nuisance

 

The Senior Licensing Practitioner, WRS introduced the report and in doing so informed all those present that the variation application submitted by Mr. Rashid sought to extend the existing late night refreshment hours as follows:-

 

Thursday to Saturday 23:00 hrs. to 04:00 hrs.

Sunday 23:00 hrs. to 01:00 hrs.

 

In response to Members, the Senior Licensing Practitioner confirmed the authorised opening hours of two specific premises in the vicinity of Mamaris Kebab / Istanbul, namely Love2Love nightclub and bar and the Dog and Pheasant public house.   

 

At the request of the Chairman, the applicant put forward his case in favour of his application.  Mr. F. Rashid highlighted to the Sub-Committee that the premises had recently changed its name from Mamaris Kebab / Istanbul to Istanbul Grill / Chicago Pizza, WRS officers had been notified. 

 

Mr. Rashid informed the Sub-Committee that he was the landlord of the premises and had a minority share hold in the business.  He was a local man, born and bred in Worcestershire.  He had gained experience through his family having hot food refreshment establishments.  He had an exemplary record and had gained knowledge of the licensing legislation and the practicalities of that legislation with regard to running a licensed business.  He held the upmost respect for residents in the Worcester Road area.   

 

Mr. Rashid explained that he had submitted a variation application due to customer demand on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  The original business plan had not taken into account a potential increase in demand on those specific days.  As mentioned earlier, Love2Love nightclub and bar and the Dog and Pheasant public house opened late and customers from both premises often congregated outside the premises after 03:00 hrs. asking to be served hot food, the premises closed at 03:00 hrs.   With the agreement of the representative from West Mercia Police, Mr. Rashid provided Sub-Committee Members with letters of support for his variation application from the management of Love2Love nightclub and bar and the Dog and Pheasant public house.

 

Mr. Rashid explained that the premises was a double fronted shop divided into two areas, one side selling kebabs, the other side selling pizza and chicken.  In response to Councillor M. T. Buxton, Mr. Rashid confirmed there were two entrances to the premises.  As detailed in his variation application, a Security Industry Authority (SIA) door staff member currently worked from 23:00 hrs. to 03:00 hrs. this would be increased to 04:00 hrs. should Members grant the variation application.

 

Mr. Rashid further informed Members that with regard to the representation submitted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5/14

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Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Personal Licence

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee were informed by the Senior Licensing Practitioner, Worcestershire Regulatory Services that notification had been received from the applicant that they had decided to withdraw their Personal Licence Application.