Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee - Thursday, 21st July 2022 6.30 pm app available
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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall and YouTube

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Declarations of Any Interests

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda.


If you have a pecuniary interest you must withdraw from the meeting. Normally you should leave the room before the business starts to be discussed. You do, however, have the same right to speak as a member of the public and may remain in the room to enable you to exercise that right and then leave immediately. In either case you must not seek to improperly influence a decision on the matter.




Procedure pdf icon PDF 23 KB

General procedure points and hearing procedure for the meeting.


The Chair outlined the procedure to be followed at the hearing.


Determination of Application for a Premises Licence for Astley Park, Park Road, Chorley pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Development attached.

Additional documents:


The Director of Planning and Development submitted a report for the Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee to advise members of an application for a premises licence in respect of Astley Park, Park Road, Chorley. The application was brought for determination by Members as a relevant representation had been received.


Mr. Andrew Daniels, the Service Lead for Communications and Visitor Economy at Chorley Borough Council was present at the hearing as a representative for the applicant.


The Enforcement Team Leader (Licensing) presented the report and explained that an application for a new premises licence was submitted by Chris Sinnott, Deputy Chief Executive, for and on behalf of Chorley Borough Council on 7 June 2022. The application sought to license the whole area of the park, an extensive area, incorporating a lake, tennis courts and bowling green, a large playing and wooded area. The application was advertised in accordance with the regulations, in that a notice was displayed across the premises for the whole 28-day consultation period, a notice was posted in a local newspaper and the application had been published on the Council’s website. Within the application, the Applicant had outlined the steps that would be taken to promote the four

licensing objectives.


The Enforcement Team Leader (Licensing) explained that during the consultation period, a representation had been received from Mr. Trafford of Deerfold, Astley Village, Chorley. The representation related to the Prevention of Public Nuisance objective. A copy of the representation was included at Appendix 3 for Members consideration. Although Mr. Trafford was not present at the hearing, Members were advised that the representation was relevant, and they would need to decide what weight to afford to the statement when making their decision.


The Applicant sought to authorise the following licensable activities:

Licensable Activity

Proposed Authorised Hours

Provision of a Performance of a Play

Monday – Sunday


Provision of a Performance of Live Music

Monday – Sunday


Provision of Playing of Recorded Music

Monday – Sunday


Provision of a Performance of Dance

Monday – Sunday


Provision of Anything of a Similar description to Live Music, Recorded Music or Performances of Dance

Monday – Sunday


Sale by retail of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises

Monday – Sunday



In response to a member enquiry, the Enforcement Team Leader (Licensing) confirmed that recent events at the park had taken place using a Temporary Events Notice (TENs).


Mr. Daniels, on behalf of the applicant, explained to members that the application was to replace the existing licence as it was not fit for purpose. The area covered within the existing licence did not fit with the Council’s events programme and Officers had now tried to regularize the activity that takes place within the park. A new licence would make the planning of events more efficient, without the need to apply for various TENs. Significant investment had also been made at Astley Hall and the Council had appointed a Wedding Officer, which was currently restricted as officers need  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.