Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee on Thursday 26th January 2017, 10.00 a.m.

Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday 26th January 2017 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Parkside Committee - Parkside. View directions

Contact: Pauline Ross 

Items
No. Item

11/16

Election of Chairman for the meeting

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor J. M. L. A Griffiths be appointed Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the meeting.

 

 

12/16

Apologies and notification of substitutes

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

13/16

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.

14/16

Procedure

Minutes:

The Chairman opened the Hearing.  Members of the Sub-Committee and officers present give brief introductions to the applicant and to the ‘other parties’, so that no person who may be in a position to influence the Sub-Committee remained in the meeting room with the Sub-Committee whilst the Sub-Committee considered its decision at the conclusion of the Hearing.

 

The Chairman welcomed all those present and explained that Councillor C. M. McDonald was in attendance to observe the Hearing and would leave the meeting room at the end of the Hearing and would take no part when the Sub-Committee considered its decision.

 

At the request of the Chairman, the applicant and ‘other parties’ gave a brief introduction.

15/16

Application for a Premises Licence in respect of St John's Wine Rooms, 12 St John Street, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 8QY pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee was asked to consider an application for a Premises Licence, submitted by McColl Property Solutions Limited, in respect of St John’s Wine Rooms, 12 St John Street, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 8QY. 

 

The application was subject to a Hearing in light of a representation received from a member of the public.  The basis of their representation was on the grounds of the Prevention of Public Nuisance.   

 

All those present were informed that the Council’s Legal Advisor had conducted a site visit, an unannounced visit to the site for which the application had been submitted.

 

The Technical Officer (Licensing) Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS), introduced the report and in doing so drew Member’s attention to paragraph 2.4 in the report which detailed the hours being sought by the applicant for licensable activities, as follows:-

Activity

Days

From

 

To

Indoors/

Outdoors

 

 

 

 

 

Performance of Live Music

Playing of Recorded Music

Everyday

Everyday

20:00

18:00

00:00

00:00

Indoors

Both

Late Night Refreshment

Everyday

23:00

00:00

Both

Sale of Alcohol

Everyday

11:00

00:00                 

Both

 

Members were further informed that the representation received from a member of the public was detailed at Appendix 2 to the report.  Officers were unable to mediate on this occasion.  No representations had been received from any of the Responsible Authorities. 

 

The Council’s Legal Advisor sought clarification from the Technical Officer (Licensing) WRS for the hours sought for licensable activities.  She was concerned that the hours as detailed at paragraph 2.4 in the report were different to the hours submitted on the application form, as detailed on page 22 of the report.

 

In response the Technical Officer (Licensing) WRS explained that an amended application form was submitted by the applicant following advice sought from WRS.  The report showed the hours sought for licensable activities, as detailed on the amended application form.  The Technical Officer (Licensing) WRS apologised and highlighted that the initial application form had been included with the agenda papers, hence the confusion. 

 

The Council’s Legal Advisor sought confirmation from the Technical Officer (Licensing), WRS that the hours sought for licensable activities, as detailed on the amended application form, had been advertised in accordance with legislation under the Licensing Act 2003.

 

With the agreement of the Chairman the meeting stood adjourned from 10:00 a.m. to 10:44 a.m. to enable officers to confirm that the hours sought for licensable activities, as detailed on the amended application form and at paragraph 2.4 in the report, were the hours that had been advertised in accordance with legislation under the Licensing Act 2003.

 

Following the resumption of the meeting, the Council’s Legal Advisor informed Members that the hours sought for licensable activities, as detailed on the amended application form and at paragraph 2.4 in the report, were the hours advertised in accordance with legislation under the Licensing Act 2003. 

 

All parties present to the Hearing were provided with a copy of the amended application form as received by WRS.

 

At the invitation of the Chairman, the applicant, Mr. David McNally then put forward his  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15/16