Agenda and minutes

Licensing Act 2003 Sub-Committee (A) - Friday, 14th May, 2021 10:00

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No. Item


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.




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Introduction from Team Manager, Licensing


The Team Manager Licensing explained that as outlined by the Chairperson, this was an application to vary the premises licence submitted by BDM (South Wales) Limited in respect of Braseria El Prado, Laleston. A copy of the application form and the plan were included in the papers. The application sought to


·          Amend the premises licence to permit the sale by retail of alcohol to now allow for sales of alcohol both on and off the premises, including an online purchasing and collection service. (The Team Manager Licensing reported a correction to the report and changed “delivery service” to “collection service”).

·          Extend the area for licensable activities to include a room on the first floor of the premises.

·          Extend the area of the premises to include external seating areas.

·          To remove the embedded restrictions currently applying to the premises licence.

·         To add a period for drinking up time of 30 minutes on all timings on the licence but not otherwise extend the hours for licensable activities.

·         To add a condition that the operation of external areas will cease at 2200 hours daily.


The times the licence authorises the carrying out of licensable activities remained the same:

Supply of alcohol

Live Music

Recorded Music

Monday to Saturday 1000 to 0000 hours

Sundays 1200 to 2330 hours

Christmas Day 1200 to 2330 hours

Good Friday 1200 to 2330 hours

New Year’s Eve As per the Regulatory Reform (Special Occasions Licensing) Order 2002


The Team Manager Licensing explained that the report was prepared in advance of the meeting and any last minute changes proposed by the applicant would be reported later. She explained that the embedded restrictions which the applicant sought to remove were a legacy of the Licensing Act 1964 which were carried over to this premises licence when it was converted on the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003. Boxes “a” to “e” within the application were the measures offered to mitigate the objections. Copies of relevant representations received from residents were included in the report and all the representations from Shared Regulatory Services.  


The Team Manager Licensing explained that the application had been advertised in accordance with the regulations. The applicant had restarted the 28 day consultation and the Team Manager Licensing confirmed that the website and press notices also ran correctly. None of the representations had been withdrawn and therefore a full hearing was required. In accordance with the regulations, further to the request made by the applicant, plans were circulated in advance of the meeting. 


Applicant’s Case


Mr Matthew Phipps, the solicitor for the applicant outlined the application. He was supported by Mr Geraint John, who was able to give more information regarding the noise element.


The solicitor explained that the application was for El Prado. He referred to comments raised by residents that a change in approach was proposed from a smart brasserie restaurant to premises showing televised sport. This was incorrect, it was not a pub, it would not have TV’s and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.