Agenda for Licensing Sub-Committee on Wednesday 29th March 2017, 6.00 p.m.

Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Wednesday 29th March 2017 6.00 p.m.

Venue: Parkside Committee - Parkside

Contact: Pauline Ross 

Items
No. Item

16/16

Election of Chairman for the meeting

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor R.L. Dent be appointed Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the meeting.

 

The Chairman apologised to all those present for the late commencement of the meeting.

17/16

To receive apologies for absence and notification of substitutes

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

18/16

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.

19/16

Procedure

Minutes:

The Chairman opened the Hearing.  Members of the Sub-Committee and officers present gave 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.

 

The Chairman welcomed all those present and explained that Councillor P. Thomas was in attendance to observe the Hearing.

 

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

 

20/16

Application for a Premises Licence in respect of Palladium House, 139-141 Worcester Road, Hagley, Stourbridge, Worcestershire DY9 0NW pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee was asked to consider an application for a Premises Licence, submitted by Batham (Delph) Limited, in respect of Palladium House, 139-141 Worcester Road, Hagley, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, DY9 0NW.

 

The application was subject to a Hearing in light of representations received from members of the public.  The basis of their representations was on the grounds of Crime and Disorder, Public Nuisance and Public safety.

 

It was confirmed that two Members of the Sub-Committee 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 so doing drew Members’ attention to paragraph 2.4 of the report which detailed the hours being sought by the applicant for licensable activities, as follows:-

 

Activity

Days

From

 

To

Indoors/

Outdoors

Performance of Dance

Saturday

11:00

-

00:00

Indoors

Performance of Dance

Sunday

12:00

-

22:30

Indoors

Performance of Dance

Monday to Friday

11:00

-

23:00

Indoors

Performance of Live Music

Saturday

11:00

-

00:00

Indoors

Performance of Live Music

Sunday

12:00

-

22:30

Indoors

Performance of Live Music

Monday to Friday

11:00

-

23:00

Indoors

Playing of Recorded Music

Saturday

11:00

-

00:00

Indoors

Playing of Recorded Music

Sunday

12:00

-

22:30

Indoors

Playing of Recorded Music

Monday to Friday

11:00

-

23:00

Indoors

Sale of Alcohol

Saturday

11:00

-

00:00

 

Sale of Alcohol

Sunday

12:00

-

22:30

 

Sale of Alcohol

Monday to Friday

11:00

-

23:00

 

 

Members were further informed that 13 representations have been received from Members of the public as 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.

 

At the invitation of the Chairman, the applicant’s Legal Representative, Ms. S. Clover then put forward her case in support of the application.

 

Ms. Clover thanked the Sub-Committee for its time and explained that she was here to make representations on behalf of Batham (Delph) Limited and Mr. M.D. Batham.  It was confirmed that this was a new premises application, which had not been licensed before as the building was previously offices and planning permission had recently been agreed in respect of a change of use.  Whilst it was accepted that under current legislation the two applications needed to be considered separately, it was highlighted that the issue of parking and deliveries to the premises had been addressed within the planning consent.

 

Batham (Delph) Limited was a family run business which was established in 1877, being in existence for five generations and was an experienced operator currently run by two brothers.  They had nine premises throughout the West Midlands, all of which were traditional, family run pubs and were overseen and managed by experienced publican brothers, with other members of the family working in the business. Bathams operated traditional pubs and prided itself as being part of the community which included undertaking events in the past with local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20/16