Agenda and minutes
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Declarations of Any Interests
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No declarations of any interests were received.
General procedure points and hearing procedure for the meeting.
The Chair outlined the procedure to be used to conduct the meeting.
Report of the Director of Customer and Digital (enclosed).
The Sub-Committee considered a report which advised Members of an application for a premises licence to be granted under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003, to which relevant representations had been received.
The applicant and his representative attended the meeting to make their representations to the Sub-Committee. A neighbouring resident who had made relevant representations was also in attendance to make her representations to the Sub-Committee.
The Council’s Enforcement Team Leader for Licensing informed the Sub-Committee that on 14 August 2018, an application for a premises licence to be granted was received. The application sought to authorise the following licensable activities;
The application also sought to authorise licensable activities for the following non-standard timings: The day proceeding all bank holidays to be as per Friday and Saturday operating hours. All licensable activities (excluding Provision of Live Music) shall be permitted from the terminal hour on New Year’s Eve until 12:00hrs on New Year’s Day. The terminal hour for Provision of Live Music on New Year’s Eve shall be 01:00hrs on New Year’s Day.
It was understood that following consultation with Lancashire Constabulary, the applicant agreed to amend the non-standard timings, in relation to New Year’s Eve and all activities to 01:30hrs on New Year’s Day. The applicant also provided a comprehensive operating schedule of the measures intended to promote the licensing objectives. Following consultation with Lancashire Constabulary, the applicant agreed to operate and maintain a CCTV system to be in use during all times licensable activities were taking place at the premises, the details of which were provided in the report.
On 21 August 2018, a representation was received from a neighbouring resident on Babylon Lane. The representation concerned the likely effect of the grant of the licence on the Prevention of Public Nuisance objective. Members were to determine how much weight should be placed on it.
The applicant’s representative drew Members attention to point 3.4.2 of the Statement of Licensing Policy where it encouraged negotiation between parties to hopefully negate the need for a hearing. It was advised that a mediation meeting had been arranged between the applicant and neighbouring resident. The applicant offered his personal phone number for anyone who may have had any concerns regarding the premises and application as he did not want to alienate residents. However, the resident later thought mediation was not appropriate and therefore the meeting was cancelled. The applicant felt that had the meeting taken place, he could have given some reassurances and was willing to compromise with conditions and offer additional actions such as soundproofing on the ... view the full minutes text for item 17.LAS.85
Any urgent business previously agreed with the Chair