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Election of Chairman for the meeting
RESOLVED that Councillor B. T. Cooper be appointed Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the meeting.
The Chairman apologised to all those present for the late commencement of the meeting.
No apologies for absence were received.
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.
No declarations of interest were received.
The Sub-Committee was asked to consider an application for a variation of a premises licence in respect of West One (Hagley) Limited, 159 Worcester Road, West Hagley, DY9 0NW, submitted by Ms. C. Leddington. The application was subject to a Hearing in light of a representation received from Environmental Health Services, Worcestershire Regulatory Services and thirteen representations received from local residents objecting to the application. The basis of their representations related to:-
· The Prevention of Public Nuisance
The Technical Officer (Licensing), Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) introduced the report, and in doing so, informed all those present that the variation to the application submitted by Ms. C. Leddington for West One (Hagley) Limited sought the following variations:-
· The application sought to amend the plan to include the beer garden at the rear of the premises and to include the front patio area as part of the premises licence to provide licensable activities, as per the variation application attached at Appendix 1 to the report.
· The premises was currently licensed to provide Recorded Music indoors, the applicant was seeking to amend the current licence to also provide Recorded Music outdoors until 21:30 hours.
· In addition the application sought the removal of the following conditions from the current premises licence:
“No open bottles or glasses to be allowed off the premise”
“A noise monitor is fitted in the restaurant on the first floor”
Following a query from the Chairman and Mrs. A. Smith, a local resident, on the proposed area to be included in the variation; the Council’s Legal Advisor requested that the applicant defined the front and rear area to be licensed. In response, Mr. H. Thomas, the applicant’s representative circulated to all those present a more detailed map which defined the front and rear area to be included in the variation.
The case for the applicant was then put forward by Mr. H. Thomas, Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors. Mr. Thomas informed the Sub-Committee that Ms. Leddington had been the current premises licence holder for the last eight years and wanted a nice place for the community to visit. Mr. Thomas highlighted that the front patio area of the premises had been in use for over sixteen years. Ms. Leddington was led to believe that the front patio area was included in the existing premises license. His client had included the use of this area within the variation to formalise something that had always been in use.
Mr. Thomas highlighted that after careful consideration by his client in light of all of the representations received, he and his client had discussed how best to address the concerns raised in those representations. Mr. Thomas informed the Sub-Committee that prior to the Hearing commencing, he had spoken with Ms. H. Groves, Environmental Health Officer, WRS, to address the concerns she had raised in respect of the variation application submitted. Following on from these discussions and in order for his client to address some of the concerns raised in ... view the full minutes text for item 9/15