Agenda and minutes
Venue: Cabinet Briefing Room - Wallasey Town Hall. View directions
Contact: Anne Beauchamp
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
Resolved – That Councillor A Hodson be appointed Chair for this meeting.
MEMBERS' CODE OF CONDUCT - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members of the Sub-Committee are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non pecuniary interests, in connection with any application on the agenda and state the nature of the interest.
Members of the Sub-Committee were asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non pecuniary interests in connection with the application on the agenda and to state the nature of the interest.
No such declarations were made.
The Corporate Director for Business Management reported upon an application that had been received from Michael Yates for a premises licence in respect of the Rockvilla Hotel, 329 Old Chester Road, Rock Ferry, under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003.
Members were advised that the premises previously had a Premises Licence which was surrendered by the Premises Licence Holder, Enterprise Inns Plc, on 17 February 2016 and that the premises is not currently operating. The hours permitted by the previous licence were set out within the report.
The applicant submitted an operating schedule setting out how the business would be conducted/ managed in accordance with the four licensing objectives. A copy of the full application was available.
Following discussions with Merseyside Police, the applicant had agreed to amend the original proposed sale by retail of alcohol hours and removed the request for non standard timings for Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and Bank Holiday weekends. The Applicant also agreed to include a number of conditions to be placed on the Premises Licence if the application were to be granted.
In respect of the application, three representations had been received from local residents and were in relation to a history of anti social behaviour caused from customers of the premises. Copies of the representations were available.
No local residents were in attendance at the meeting.
The Licensing Manager confirmed that all documentation had been sent and received and that Members now had access to an arial photograph of the premises. Mr Yates presented a further letter that he had sent to residents in response to residents objections.
The Licensing Manager then outlined the report.
Mr Yates addressed the Committee and advised Members of his plans to operate the premises as a Hotel as well as operating as a licensed premises providing food. He further advised that he would not allow any sportswear beyond 7:00pm and that drinking would not be permitted outside of the premises and agreed to amend the plan of the premises to relate only to the fabric of the building and not to include the area immediately outside the premises. .He explained to Members how there would not be any music played outside the fabric of the building and would encourage customers to use taxi firms that operate a call back facility.
Mr Yates responded to questions from Members of the Sub Committee and Mr A Bayatti, Legal Advisor to the Sub Committee.
In determining the application, the Licensing Act 2003 Sub Committee had regard to the Licensing Objectives, the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the Statutory Guidance issues under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003.
Members gave careful consideration to the submissions made by the Applicant and the representations made in writing from three local residents. who had concerns regarding the proximity of the premises to their properties and the noise and disturbance they experienced when the premises operated under a previous owner. In considering these representations Members did have regard to the proximity of ... view the full minutes text for item 9.