Agenda and draft minutes
Venue: Wallasey Town Hall
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
Resolved – That Councillor D Burgess-Joyce be appointed Chair for this meeting.
MEMBERS' CODE OF CONDUCT - DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members of the Licensing Panel 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 Panel 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 Director of Law and Governance reported upon an application that had been received from Hydes Brewery Limited for a Premises Licence in respect of 140-144 Telegraph Road, Heswall.
It was reported that the premises do not currently have a Premises Licence. The hours applied for the Premises Licence were set out 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. They were also advised that following discussions with Merseyside Police the applicant had agreed that in addition to the proposed conditions set out in the operating schedule, they would be content to have a number of conditions, as outlined within the report, placed on the Premises Licence should the application be granted.
In respect of the application, five representations had been received from local residents. The representations related to concerns of public nuisance that may be caused by customers of the premises using the outside area of the premises and leaving the premises at a later hour should the application be granted. Residents also had concerns regarding the potential for noise nuisance from entertainment.
A representation had also been received from Ward Councillor, Andrew Hodson, which supported the representations made by local residents. Copies of the representations were available.
The applicant attended the meeting together with their agent. A local resident was also in attendance at the meeting together with Ward Councillor, Andrew Hodson.
The Licensing Manager confirmed that all documentation had been sent and received and clarified that there had been a typographical error in the report and advised that the requested Hours Open to the Public were Sunday to Saturday and not Sunday to Thursday as stated within the report.
The Licensing Manager advised that apologies had been received from two residents who were unable to attend, however Members were advised that the local resident in attendance would speak on behalf of their representations. The Licensing Manager outlined the report.
The applicant’s agent informed Members of the Panel that Hydes is a Manchester family business with 40 pubs in the North West and that they supply beer nationally. It was reported that there have been no problems in any of these premises and that they are operated responsibly. Examples of the businesses currently operated by them were provided and Members were advised that a significant investment was to be made in these premises to create a modern and environment offering premium dining and that approximately 70% of the sales would relate to food.
The applicant’s agent informed Members of the Panel that the reason for the hours applied for was to provide flexibility to allow for occasional events at the premises, however Members were advised that it would be likely that the premises would close before 1.00 am. ... view the full minutes text for item 50.