Agenda and draft minutes
Contact: Anne Beauchamp
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
Resolved – That Councillor P Stuart 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 any application on the agenda and state the nature of the interest.
No such declarations were made.
The Chair announced that this meeting was being held virtually, was being webcast and a record would be retained.
The Director of Law and Governance reported upon an application that had been received from L1 Brewer Limited for a Premises Licence in respect of 9 The Row, 70 to 76 Market Street, Hoylake.
It was reported that the premises are not currently operating and do not have a Premises Licence.
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.
Following discussions with Merseyside Police, the applicant agreed that a number of conditions be included on the Premises Licence relating to CCTV to be placed on the Premises Licence should the application be granted. Details of these conditions were outlined within the report.
In respect of the application three representations had been received from local residents. A petition signed by 39 local residents had also been received. The representations related to concerns of noise nuisance and anti-social behaviour which may be caused by customers should the application be granted.
A representation had also been received from Ward Councillor, Alison Wright, who supported the views expressed by local residents. Copies of the representations were available.
The applicant attended the meeting by way of video conference.
A local resident also attended the meeting together with Ward Councillor Alison Wright also by way of video conference.
The Licensing Manager confirmed that all documentation had been sent and received and that Ward Councillor Alison Wright would be speaking on behalf of local residents and had been given permission to do so specifically by two residents who were unable to attend. It was also confirmed that the planning permission document in respect of the premises would be referred to and displayed for information and google images of the premises were available if required. All parties confirmed they were content for these to be referred to and displayed.
The Licensing Manager outlined the report.
The applicant addressed the Sub-Committee and advised that he was a Director and partner for L1 Brewer Limited. He informed Members that he is a retired Police Sergeant and as such had many years’ experience of licensed premises and his partners also had many years’ experience operating licensed premises therefore he believed they were well aware of any problems that may arise and would be keen to put measures in place to prevent such problems occurring.
He addressed the four licensing objectives and how they would be upheld should the Premises Licence be granted. He reported upon the measures that had already been put in place including the installation of CCTV cameras inside and outside the premises that would comply with conditions proposed by Merseyside Police. He further advised that in accordance with these conditions staff would ... view the full minutes text for item 12.