Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing and Consents Appeals Committee - Thursday, 29th September, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from the objector.

2.

Declarations of Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

3.

APPLICATION FOR A VARIATION OF A CLUB PREMISES CERTIFICATE UNDER THE LICENSING ACT 2003 pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Christie Tims (Chief Operating Officer) presented the report to the panel. Members were asked to determine the application and reminded that they must have due regard of the licencing policy. It was highlighted that the police were satisfied with the conditions set out at Appendix D in the report. However, an objection from a local resident was received and attached at Appendix E.

 

Imogen Moss (Applicant’s Agent - Poppleston Allen Solicitors) Explained the details of the application to the panel. She confirmed the primary purpose is to ensure compliance with the premises certificate and requirements for sales of alcohol in sealed containers to be on site. Ms Moss confirmed that the new operating schedule had been agreed with the police during the consultation period, along with several conditions attached at Appendix D. The club had agreed to conduct risk assessments with door staff and challenge 25, training all staff on this. They have also agreed an additional condition to make available a telephone number for residents during operational hours, that can be used to contact the premises with any complaints or concerns.

 

Members enquired about the use of a marque as mentioned in the objection but were informed that as there was no day or date mentioned, the incident referred to could not be specifically determined. Members suggested the inclusion of a condition to restrict any marque event to the low level and second tier pitches only. Mr Bourne confirmed he was agreeable to this.

 

Ms Moss summarised that overall, this was in her view a modest variation and regularising the certificate. She stated that although representations had been received, they were speculative and real evidence suggests this application will uphold licencing objectives. She again highlighted the agreement from police and local authorities and assured the committee that the changes would be very low-key.

 

RESOLVED: The Sub-committee granted the application subject to the addition of the conditions that the Club had agreed with the police, the additional condition proposed by the Club - “That during operating hours the Club will make an e-mail address and telephone contact number available to enable residents to report any concerns” - and the condition proposed during the hearing:- “That marquees and mobile drinks bars shall only be positioned on the lower and middle tier pitches (hatched for identification purposes on the plan attached)”.