Venue: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend
Contact: Mr Mark Anthony Galvin Senior Democratic Services Officer - Committees
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The Chairperson commenced proceedings, by asking each person present at the meeting to introduce themselves to the Sub-Committee. Following this, he asked the Team Manager Licensing to present the report.
She confirmed that the report, was in respect of an application made by Richard Hopkins, Premises Licence holder, to vary a premises licence in force at the above mentioned venue.
The application was required to be determined by the Sub-Committee as relevant representations had been received from the South Wales Police and Licensing Enforcement team (the latter who had now withdrawn their representations(s) by way of agreement with the applicant,) and the Council as the licensing authority has adopted a special cumulative impact policy in respect of the area in which the premises is located.
The Team Manager Licensing advised Members, that as far as she was aware, no consultation had taken place between the applicant and the Police, with a view to amicably agreeing upon the way forward, which would seek to resolve the application by way of agreement, and if this was not the case, then a Hearing would require to be held. Both parties indicated that no such agreement had taken place in advance of the meeting.
She proceeded by confirming that the legislation covered by the Licensing Act, provides for the promotion of the four statutory licensing objectives which must be addressed by the authority when licensing functions are undertaken, as were outlined in paragraph 1.4 of the report.
The Team Manager Licensing then referred to the Appendices attached to the report as follows:-
Appendix A – Details of the application
Appendix B – Copy of current premises licence
Appendix C – Plan attached to the premises licence
Appendix D – Location plan
Appendix E – Representations from the South Wales Police
Appendix F – Representations from the Licensing Enforcement Officer (now withdrawn)
She advised by way of summarising the application, that it sought to increase the licensable activity of the sale by retail of alcohol at the premises from 10.00 – 03.00 hours Sunday to Friday and 10.00 – 04.30 hours Saturday to 10.00 – 04.30 on all days of the week. The Team Manager Licensing continued by confirming that the application sought to extend the terminal hour for the provision of late night refreshment from 0.300 hours Sunday to Friday and 04.30 on Saturday to 05.00 hours on all days of the week.
The application also sought to extend the terminal hour for the performances of dance to 04.30 hours throughout the week and add the category of regulated entertainment of a similar description to live music, recorded music and performances of dance from 10.00 to 04.30 hours on all days of the week. The applicant has not indicated what activities are proposed under this category.
The applicant is requesting that conditions be removed relating to the external area, which include the provision of seating and the use of the external seating area.
She added that the applicant is also seeking to remove a ... view the full minutes text for item 24.