Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee (A) - Tuesday, 16th December, 2014 09:00

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Contact: M A Galvin 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence (to include reasons, where appropriate) from Members/Officers.




Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of personal and prejudicial interest (if any) from Members/Officers in accordance with the provisions of the Members Code of Conduct adopted by Council from 1 September 2008.




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The Licensing and Registration Officer referred to a report together with attached Appendices that were before Members in relation to the above application.


She advised the Sub-Committee that she was aware that since the papers had been distributed with the agenda, the application had been substantially amended and that she was also aware that the Responsible Authorities who had objected to this, may now be in agreement with the revised application. She asked Members also to note, that a member of the public had made an objection to the application which had not been withdrawn.


The amended application which included further Conditions and revised timings of the opening of the premises compared to the original application was tabled at the meeting.


The Chairperson asked each of the representatives of the Responsible Authorities if they were happy with the terms of the amended application, and they each confirmed in turn that they were, and that they would now withdraw their objections to the application as were detailed in Appendices B, and C of the report.


The Licensing and Registration Officer referred Members to Appendix D of the report and an objection to the application received from the resident of 6A Well Street, Porthcawl.


The reasons for their objection was that Well Street was a residential area as well as a business location and that the proposed extra licensing hours would severely interrupt residents late at night through the premises providing entertainment. Currently, it was added, music was being played loud, and chairs and tables were being place on the pavement with customers occupying this space and drinking and smoking.


The Licensing and Registration Officer added that, notwithstanding the fact that the application had since been amended and the objector had been advised of this, the objection had not been withdrawn.


The Solicitor for the applicant advised that this was the only letter of objection to the application that had been received, during the statutory period for the submission and receipt of objections and/or representations to this.


He acknowledged the fact that Well Street was residential, but mostly this was on upper floors of developments, whereas most of the commercial type development was situate on the ground floor of buildings.


The Solicitor added that the objector referred to the playing of loud music at some commercial premises as well as tables and chairs being place outside some commercial premises where the paying public could eat and drink. The important issue to note however, was this currently existed at some premises in Well Street, and that there was no intention of his client to provide tables and chairs for customers outside the premises.


He felt therefore that the objector in his letter may have mistaken his clients premises for other existing premises nearby, for example, the likes of Sidoli’s café. No noise either was emanating from his client’s premises, and even if it were, the Conditions contained in the amended application would ensure that this did not occur.




In summary therefore, the Solicitor  ...  view the full minutes text for item 470.