Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee (A) - Friday, 28th August, 2015 10:00

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Contact: Andrew Rees  Senior Democratic Services Officer - Committees

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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 the 1st September 2008.




Licensing Act 2003: Section 34 Application for Variation of Premises Licence - Route 66 (Formerly Harwoods), 17 Commercial Street, Maesteg pdf icon PDF 31 KB

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The Licensing and Registration Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the applicant has had discussions with the responsible authorities this morning prior to the commencement of the hearing.


The Licensing and Registration Officer reported on an application to vary the current licence to extend the timings for the licensable activities for the sale of alcohol, live music, recorded music, performance of dance which licensing activities are already permitted in the current premises licence at the times specified on the licence.  She stated that the key features of the variation application are to extend the hours of licensable activities as follows:


Sale by retail of alcohol -        Monday-Tuesday 1000-0200 hours Wednesday to                                                   Sunday 1000-0300 hours


Recorded music -                   Monday-Tuesday 1000-0230 hours

                                                Wednesday to Sunday 1000-0330 hours            


Live music -                            Monday-Tuesday 1000-0030 hours and Wednesday to                                            Sunday 1000-0100 hours


Hours open to the public -       Monday –Tuesday 1000-0230 hours Wednesday 0300                                            hours and Thursday to Friday 1000-0330 hours


The Licensing and Registration Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the application includes seasonal variations for the 14 day period before and after Christmas and for British summertime.  She also stated that the plan accompanying the application included a new decking area on the lower ground floor which is marked as a fire exit but where no licensable activities are to take place.  


In response to a question from the Licensing and Registration Officer in which she requested clarification of the proposed hours, the applicant confirmed that he proposed to open the premises to the public on Wednesdays until 0300 hours. 


The Licensing and Registration Officer informed the Sub-Committee that representations had been received from South Wales Police, the Licensing Authority and the Environmental Health Department.  Those representations had been agreed prior to the commencement of the hearing.  The Environmental Health Officer informed the Sub-Committee that the Department did not consider the timings proposed in the application did not promote the licensing objective of the prevention of public nuisance and prevention of children from harm.  As a result of discussions held with the applicant this morning he had agreed revised timings for licensable activities from Monday to Saturday and Sundays which precede Bank Holiday Mondays until 0200 hours. 


The applicant confirmed the above revised hours had been agreed with the Environmental Health Department. 


The applicant requested an adjournment of the hearing as he needed to seek clarification from the Planning Department as to the proposed floor layout.  There may also be a need for a new application for the premises as the plans for the premises may require a substantial variation.


PC Ellis stated that he fully supported the request by the applicant for an adjournment. 


The Sub-Committee adjourned at 11.40am to consider the request for an adjournment and re-convened at 11.43am.


The Chairperson informed all parties that the Sub-Committee is prepared to grant the request of the applicant for an adjournment.   


The Legal Officer advised that a substantial variation to the premises licence would require a new application to be made as s.36(6)(b) prevents  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.