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Licensing Act 2003 - Section 17 Application for a Premises Licence, The Old House, Llangynwyd, Maesteg PDF 79 KB
The Chairperson opened the meeting and the necessary introductions were made by those present.
The Team Manager – Licensing presented a report in order that the Sub-Committee could determine an application for a Premises Licence in respect of the above-mentioned premises.
A copy of the application form was attached at Appendix A to the report, together with the proposed licence plans.
Paragraph 3.3 of the report outlined the timings requested by the premises Licensees for the supply of Alcohol, Plays, Films, Live Music, Performance of Dance and Late Night Refreshment.
The operating schedule setting out the steps the applicant intended to promote the licensing objectives, was set out in M boxes a) to e) of the application (form). The Team Manager – Licensing stated that should the premises licence be granted, these measures would be translated into licence conditions.
She pointed out that objections to the application had been received from various members of the public who live generally within the area of the premises, and these were attached at Appendix B to the report.
In terms of the relevant planning application so made, the Team Manager – Licensing advised that no objections had been received to this, though there had been one person who had registered their support to it.
The remainder of the report gave advice that the Sub-Committee must consider and have regard to in relation to the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and Home Office Guidance, issued under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003, but at the same time, considering the application on its own individual merits.
The Team Manager – Licensing confirmed that when determining the application, the Sub-Committee must also undertake its functions in accordance with the four statutory licensing objectives, as follows:-
· The prevention of crime and disorder;
· Public Safety
· The prevention of public nuisance; and
· The protection of children from harm
The Chairperson then invited the applicants to present their case.
The applicants Solicitor Mr. Perry, began by referring to the planning application made in respect of the premises, which had been submitted in accordance with the relevant legislation of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. He emphasised that no objections had been received to this and as the Licensing Officer had recently advised Members, there had been one letter of support to such application. The application had therefore been granted under the Council’s Scheme of Delegation of Functions (through Officers delegated power), with it not having been deemed necessary to submit the application to the Council’s Development Control Committee for determination.
In terms of the change of hours proposed for the sale of alcohol outlined in the application before Members when compared with the previous operating hours in place prior to the licensed premises formerly closing, Mr. Parry pointed out that there was little change with just 1 hour further being requested (ie until 1.00am) Monday – Thursday, with also a similar minimal extra period for Sunday. He proceeded by confirming that the applicant would operate the new business ... view the full minutes text for item 8.