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The Team Manager Licensing outlined the report which was in respect of an application made by Clyne Property Enterprises Ltd for a new Premises Licence for an unnamed premises at 35 Market Street, Bridgend. The premises consisted of a ground floor and is described as a bar/nightclub in a town centre location.
The report gave some background information to the application that including the hours being applied for by the applicant for licensable activities, regulated entertainment and the hours of opening they proposed for the sale of alcohol, as detailed in paragraph 3.2 of the report. Appendix A showed the application form, together with a proposed licence plan.
The Team Manager Licensing advised that representations to the application had been received from the Chief Officer of Police, and these were set out in Appendix B to the report. All other representations made in respect of the application had been agreed and the application had been amended to that as detailed in paragraph 4.1 of the report.
Sections 5, 6 and 9 of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy were relevant to the application, with Section 6 relating to a special policy in force in relation to the cumulative impact of premises in Bridgend town centre, and specifically Market Street, Bridgend, where the premises was located.
The Team Manager Licensing was aware that the applicant (and his Solicitor) and the Police representatives wished to discuss the implementation of further Conditions to be added to the Operating Schedule of the Premises Licence should the Sub-Committee be minded to grant the application, as recommended by the Police.
The applicant’s Solicitor confirmed this, adding that yesterday the Police had suggested certain further Conditions and a considerable number if not all of these his client would agree to, and rather than discuss these in detail in the meeting, he felt it would be advisable if the Chairperson would consider adjourning the meeting so that these added Conditions can be discussed with the representatives of the Police outside of the meeting. Even though these Conditions may be agreed to, he felt that the Hearing would still go ahead as notwithstanding the further recommended Conditions, the Police were still intent on objecting to the application.
The Chairpersons asked the Police representatives if they agreed to the request for adjournment, to which they replied that they were. PC Egan felt this would help fast track proceedings even though it would not result in the Police withdrawing their objection to the application.
The Sub-Committee then retired to consider the request for adjournment, and when they returned to the Chamber they agreed to adjourn the meeting for the above purpose so requested.
Upon the Sub-Committee reconvening, the team Manager Licensing confirmed that both parties had agreed to the suggested further Conditions of the Police, and she sought clarification that the further documents exchanged after the agenda and accompanying report had been distributed, had been served on all parties. These were:-