Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee (A) - Friday, 7th November, 2014 10:00

Venue: Committee Rooms 2/3, Civic Offices Angel Street Bridgend CF31 4WB. View directions

Contact: Mark Galvin  Senior Democratic Services Officer - Committees

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 the 1st September 2008.




Licensing Act 2003: Section 51 Application for Review of Premises Licence Momtaj Restaurant, 118 Commercial Street, Maesteg pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Additional documents:


The Service Manager - Trading Standards presented a report, advising that on 15 September 2014, an application for a Review of the Premises Licence was submitted by the Chief Officer of Police in relation to the above mentioned premises.


She continued by advising that when the application for the review of the Premises Licence was received, Samsoo Miah was the Premises Licence Holder.  On 7 October 2014, an application to transfer the Premises Licence to NK (Wales) Ltd was received, and the application took immediate effect.


The Service Manager - Trading Standards confirmed that the Premises Licence authorises the sale by retail of alcohol and recorded music between 1000 - 2300 hours, Monday to Saturday, 1200 - 2230 hours Sunday, Christmas Day 1200 - 1500 hours and 1900 - 2230 hours, Good Friday 1200 - 2230 hours and New Year’s Eve as per the Regulatory (Special Occasion Licensing) Order 2002.


A copy of the application form and background documents submitted by the Chief Officer of Police together with location plan was attached at Appendix A to the report.  The application had been advertised in accordance with the regulations and no representations to this had been received.  The Service Manager - Trading Standards added that Officers were not aware of any discussions between the Police and the Premises Licence Holder prior to today’s meeting.  A further document had however been served on the Premises Licence Holder by the Police on 30 October 2014, namely an extract from the Land Registry as to the title owner of the land that formed part of the premises.  Agreement was given for this document to be tabled to Members.


Finally, she confirmed the options that were available to the Sub-Committee as outlined in paragraphs 8 of the report.


The Chairperson then invited PC Ellis to outline the application for Review of the Premises Licence as submitted by the Chief Officer of Police.


PC Ellis advised that it was detailed at page 25 of the review under additional information that applications to transfer the licence and vary the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) were served on 7 October 2014 which was after the review was submitted.


Firstly it was important he stated that these applications are addressed at some length as Samsoo Miah is detailed in the Review as being both Premises Licence Holder and Designated Premises Supervisor.


These representations evidenced the links between individual staff members associated with the premises and their roles as well as the Directors of those limited companies which have traded or are still trading at this restaurant.


He stated that these individuals and companies were so closely linked that South Wales Police did not feel that either the current or previous licence holders and Designated Premises Supervisors pass the fit and proper test to hold a licence as nothing will change in terms of the operation of the premises from previous, and therefore the licencing objectives will not be promoted.


Furthermore, PC Ellis added that Section 11 of the Home Office  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.