Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Floral Pavilion, Marine Promenade, New Brighton

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14.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR

Minutes:

Resolved – That Councillor D Burgess-Joyce be appointed Chair for this meeting.

15.

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.

 

Minutes:

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.

16.

10.00 AM APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 - GO LOCAL EXTRA, 209-211 SEABANK ROAD, NEW BRIGHTON pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Law and Governance reported upon an application that had been received from Jaswinder Singh for a Premises Licence in respect of Go Local Extra, 209-211 Seabank Road, New Brighton.

 

It was reported that the premises do not currently have a Premises Licence.  The hours applied for 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. 

 

In respect of the application, the same representation had been submitted individually by 46 local residents and three different representations had been received from other local residents.  The representations related to concerns of additional anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance being caused to local residents should the application be granted.  The representations also made reference to potential issues relating to parking, litter and underage drinking as well as the cumulative impact of licensed premises.  Copies of the representations were available.

 

The applicant attended the meeting together with his wife and their solicitor.  Members were advised that although notice had been served on all those who had made a representation, only two people had responded to confirm they would not be in attendance.

 

The Licensing Manager confirmed that all documentation had been sent and received and also that the same representation had been submitted by 46 individual residents together with three separate representations.

 

The Licensing Manager outlined the report.

 

The applicant’s representative reported that the application had been made as the premises had been refurbished from a former post office into a local convenience store selling groceries with a defined area for the sale and supply of alcohol in order that customers may purchase alcohol when they buy their groceries.

 

The applicant’s representative outlined how the business would be operated and the measures that would be put in place to promote the four licensing objectives.  He advised that the applicant had undertaken relevant training in respect of the sale of alcohol which included but was not limited to the measures that should be put in place in order to prevent underage sales.  It was also reported that should they employ any other staff in the future they would also undertake appropriate training in respect of the sale of alcohol.

 

Members of the Panel referred to the concerns raised by the local residents of additional crime, anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance being caused to local residents should the application be granted as well as concerns relating to proxy sales, underage drinking and the fact that the application was to sell alcohol from 7.00 am.

 

In response to the representations made, Members of the Panel were advised that the applicant would be willing to modify the application to sell alcohol from 8.00 am.  The applicant’s representative reported that the applicant had 10 years’ experience working in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.

17.

2.00 PM APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE LICENSING ACT 2003 - WETHERSPOON, 1-5 THE MOUNT, HESWALL pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Law and Governance reported upon an application that had been received from JD Wetherspoon plc for a Premises Licence in respect of Wetherspoon, 1-5 The Mount, Heswall.

 

It was reported that the premises do not currently have a Premises Licence.  The hours applied for 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. 

 

In respect of the application, a representation had been received from a local resident.  The representation related to concerns that anti-social behaviour and noise disturbance would be caused by customers of the premises should the application be granted.  A copy of the representation was available.

 

The Head of the Legal Department from JD Wetherspoon plc attended the meeting together with the General Manager.  Members were advised that the local resident who had made a representation was unable to attend the meeting.

 

The Licensing Manager confirmed that all documentation had been sent and received and also that further to discussions with Merseyside Police the applicant had agreed to a number of conditions to be attached to the Premises Licence should the application be granted.

 

The Licensing Manager outlined the report.

 

The applicant reported that these premises previously had a Premises Licence, however, this had been surrendered prior to their occupation of the building.  Members of the Licensing Panel were advised that the previous Premises Licence allowed for more extensive licensable activities and longer hours than the application that had been submitted and that this application was less extensive and would accord with the planning permission granted to the premises. 

 

The applicant set out the business model of the premises which was in line with the standard JD Wetherspoon plc offer, that being a food led business offering breakfasts and a variety of food menus throughout the day.  Members of the Licensing Panel were informed that there would be no provision for music or entertainment at the premises.

 

The applicant further advised that following discussions with Merseyside Police they had agreed to include a number of conditions to be placed on the Premises Licence should the application be granted which included but was not limited to conditions relating to staff training, the provision of CCTV and a Challenge 21 Policy.

 

 

The Members of the Licensing Panel referred to the concerns raised by the local resident in their representation.

 

Further to the general concerns raised, the applicant emphasised that they did not want to cause a nuisance to local residents and provided details in respect of how the premises would be managed in order to prevent this which included the use of body cams and radio communication between staff to prevent potential problems arising.  Members were informed that the staff who worked at the premises were  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.