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Licensing Act 2003: Section 17 Application for Premises Licence, Village Cafe and Function Room, Bettws Life Centre, Bettws PDF 59 KB
The Senior Licensing Officer (Technical) presented a report, the purpose of which, was to advise Members of an application made by NSA Afan Community Regeneration Ltd for a new Premises Licence for the above premises, which consisted of a Café, Bar and Function Hall at the Life Centre.
She advised that the application had been the subject of statutory consultation with the relevant bodies as well as being advertised in accordance with the Regulations, and a copy of the application was shown at Appendix A to the report together with the proposed Licence Plan.
The report outlined certain background information, and the nature of the application was for a Premises Licence which would authorise the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises only, as well as to include entertainment in the form of plays, recorded music and live music, as specified in the application during the hours as follows:-
Monday to Sunday - 09:00 to 2400 hours
Hours open to the public – 0900 to 0030 hours
Representations had been received from the Chief Officer of Police and these were shown in Appendix B to the report.
Paragraph 4.2 of the report then gave details of representations to the application from other parties and these were also included in further Appendices attached to the report.
Two further documents over and above those contained in the papers that accompanied the agenda were tabled at the meeting, and these were in the form of e:mails exchanged between the applicant and representatives from the Council’s Public Protection Department and the Enforcement Section of the Licensing Department. They included suggested added Conditions to the application for Premises Licence that had been shared with South Wales Police and agreed to by the applicant. Two changes in particular, were for live music at the premises to finish at 23:00 hrs, and that all windows to the main hall should be kept closed during regulated entertainment.
The Senior Licensing Officer (Technical) added that as a result of further discussions between the relevant parties that had taken place on Friday 24 March 2017, the applicant submitted an amended to the original application, which included a change in respect of regulated entertainment and hours previously recommended for the sale of alcohol at the premises. These would be explained by the applicant when they gave their submission to Members.
PC Sarah Rowlatt advised that several meetings had taken place with the applicant where the changes proposed to the application had been openly discussed. She asked Members if the meeting could stand adjourned to go through the detail of these changes to the application.
The Legal Officer asked the SW Police representatives why these issues had not been concluded prior to today’s meeting.
PC Rowlatt advised that the main reason for this, was that the application had been submitted without it first having been presented to South Wales Police for consultation. The Police as a result of this, then put in an Objection Notice to the application prior to formal ... view the full minutes text for item 5.