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The Chairperson invited all those in attendance to the meeting and the necessary introductions were made.
The Licensing and Registration Officer explained that the purpose of the report was to consider an application made by Porthcawl Butchers Ltd for a new Premises Licence in respect of the above premises.
She shared at the meeting a plan showing the premises in question, a section of which (shaded red) had been allocated for the sale of alcohol ie fine wines and champagne.
The Licensing and Registration Officer added that representations to the application had been received from members of the public, who were residents of the premises of Stoneleigh Court, a residential development situate opposite the premises in question, as well as the Manager of this development.
The Legal Officer advised that Members should concentrate on the application before them in relation to the premises itself, rather than any change of use to this or the provision of the awning which was attached to the premises.
Ms David on behalf of the applicant, then presented the application as follows:-
By way of introduction she explained that Ryan Bevington the proprietor of Porthcawl Butchers was a professional Rugby Player for the regional team, Ospreys, and also
represented Wales at international level (13 Welsh caps).
Mr Bevington had a big involvement within the community, and was an active member of Porthcawl Chamber of Trade for local businesses, and the application before Members would assist in introducing local improvements for the town and Mr Bevington would work in partnership with BCBC to achieve this. He also
coached Porthcawl Rugby Club and carried out local charity work, as well as attending PACT meetings. He has lived in Porthcawl all his life, and was extremely fond of the town, and therefore he wanted to invest in it.
Ms David stated that all of the objections to the applicants application for a premises
licence under the Licensing Act 2003, came from Stoneleigh Court flat residents
and all objections were of a similar nature. She therefore suggested that a blanket reply be made to address the concerns presented rather than the objections being addressed individually. Whilst she was able to respond to the licensing objections, she would not however address objections and comments made regarding planning matters relating to the premises. Planning permission had already been given and the change of use has not been required for this business, as the Legal Officer had alluded to earlier.
She explained that the business had applied for a licence for closed bottle sales under the Licensing Act 2003. The aim is for wines to be sold as an additional sale and to compliment meat. There would be no consumption of alcohol on the premises. This business also aimed to be a high end establishment selling high-end alcohol products ie wines, rather than a ‘Bargain Booze type’ cheaper off-licence product.
The aim of this business is to increase the footfall in Porthcawl town
centre and restore the high street with local independent ... view the full minutes text for item 21.