Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: Cabinet Briefing Room - Wallasey Town Hall. View directions
Contact: Anne Beauchamp
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
Resolved – That Councillor L Rowlands 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 intersets in connection with any application on the agenda and 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 Coretin Limited to vary a Premises Licence in respect of Nancie Henry Café, 50 Grange Road, West Kirby.
It was reported that the premises currently holds a Premises Licence and the proposed hours to vary the Premises Licence were outlined within the report. The applicant had 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. Members were advised that the proposals set out in the operating schedule may become conditions of the licence should the application be granted and that the applicant had amended the terminal hour for the sale of alcohol.
In respect of the application, thirteen representations had been received from local residents. One representation had also been received from a local business. The representations related to concerns of noise nuisance from entertainment and customers which residents considered was currently a problem at these premises. Copies of the representations were available.
Mr Barnes, Designated Premises Supervisor attended the meeting together with his colleague.
A number of local residents were also in attendance together with Ward Councillor, Councillor Cox.
The Licensing Manager confirmed that all documentation had been sent and received and that notice had been provided for Councillor Cox to speak on behalf of residents.
Councillor Cox queried the accuracy of the map attached to the report.
The Licensing Team Leader confirmed that this had been taken from a national database.
The Chair confirmed that this would be taken into consideration.
Mr Barnes advised Members that he had amended the application to reduce the terminal hour for the sale of alcohol to 12.00 midnight on Friday and Saturday and for the terminal hour for alcohol on all other days to remain at 11.30pm. He also advised that he was not seeking to remove the conditions in Annex 3 of the Premises Licence regarding the restrictions on the use of the outside areas which included the balcony.
Mr Barnes informed Members that he was seeking to change his business operation due to the fact that his current business model was not financially viable. Mr Barnes, on behalf of the applicant, set out the plans of how both the ground floor and first floor would operate as licensed areas. Members were provided with details of the capacity of these areas both seated and standing.
Members heard details of events that had taken place at the premises under Temporary Event Notices and were made aware that four such events had taken place in 2019.
Mr Barnes acknowledged that during an event that took place in June 2018 the volume of the music did cause a nuisance to local residents which had resulted in one resident having to attend the premises to attempt to stop the nuisance that was being caused. Mr Barnes advised that he had only been made aware of one complaint received by the Licensing ... view the full minutes text for item 33.