Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday 27th February 2024 11.00 a.m.

Venue: Committee Room 2 - Parkside. View directions

Contact: Pauline Ross 

No. Item


Election of Chairman for the meeting


The Council’s Legal Advisor opened the Hearing and asked for nominations for Chairman.


RESOLVED that Councillor B. Kumar be appointed Chairman of the Sub-Committee.






There were no apologies for absence.


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.


There were no declarations of interest.


At this stage of the Hearing, Councillor A. M. Dale who was in attendance as the Reserve Member, left the meeting room.



Additional documents:


The Chairman welcomed everyone to the Hearing and asked all parties present to provide a brief introduction.


The Sub-Committee then considered an application for a Premises Licence, in respect of JPMR Retail Ltd, 7 Stoke Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3EQ.


The application was subject to a Hearing in light of three representations received. The basis of the representation was on the grounds of potential for noise, crime and disorder, planning permission and parking issues; as detailed at Appendix 3 to the report.


The Technical Officer (Licensing), Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) presented their report and in doing so drew Members attention to the application and supporting documentation, as detailed at Appendices 1 and 2 to the report.


Members were informed that Conditions had been agreed with one of the

Responsible Authorities, namely West Mercia Police, as detailed at Appendix

2 to the report.


The Application sought the following licensable activities: -


Activity                                  Days              From              To

Sale of Alcohol                     Everyday       08:00              22:45  


At the invitation of the Chairman the applicant’s representative, Mr. C. Lucan, The Licensing Guys, addressed Sub-Committee Members.


Mr. Lucan explained to Members that the premises would be a friendly base to work, hold meetings and to meet with friends during the daytime for coffee; or for craft beers and wines during the evening. The premises was aiming for quality and not quantity, it would be a lounge type bar with ambient background music, therefore being set apart from what other businesses in the area were currently offering. Occasionally they would also offer saxophone / guitar nights, but this would not be loud music. The premises was being sound proofed and the consideration of neighbouring residential properties was being taken into account. There would be no opening windows, therefore preventing any noise being omitted via open windows. There was no late night live or recorded music included on the application form.


The business would also create further employment for local residents.


The applicant showed an aptitude and an understanding of the four licensing objectives and would not undermine those objectives.


The premises would have last sales of alcohol at 22:45pm and would close at 11:00pm, it would not be a late night bar, they were hoping to attract a specific clientele by offering quality craft beers and wine.


It would be a responsible venue not a bar and the applicant would look to maintain a good working relationship with residents living near to the premises.


The application was within the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the Secretary of State guidance under the Licensing Act 2003.


The applicant had consulted with the Police and conditions had been agreed, as highlighted by the Technical Officer (Licensing), WRS.


Mr. Lucan reiterated that there was no evidence before Members today, no history of noise nuisance before Members. The police as the lead Responsible Authority for Crime and Disorder had not objected to the application; and no representations had been received from any of the other Responsible Authorities consulted with.


Mr. Lucan further  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12/23