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Licensing Sub Committee (ceased to operate 10/04/2017) Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 15th July, 2014
Time:
10:00 am
Place:
Council Chambers, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton-on-Tees. TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Paul Kirton(Chairman), Councillor Woodhead, Councillor Clark
Officers:
J Nertney, C Barnes
In Attendance:
Mr Hall(Applicant), Mr Catterall(Solicitor representing Applicant, Mrs Earl(Objector), Mr Bailey(Objectors Representative).
Apologies for absence:
None
Item Description Decision
Public
LSC
10/14
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
RESOLVED that Councillor Kirton be appointed Chair for this meeting only.
LSC
11/14
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
 
LSC
12/14
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
LSC
13/14
LICENSING ACT 2003
APPLICATION FOR VARIATION OF A LICENCE
CENA, 85 HIGH STREET, YARM

RESOLVED that application for variation be granted as detailed above to the premise licence as requested.
10.00am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
LSC
11/14
The Evacuation Procedure was noted.
LSC
12/14
There were no declarations of interest.
LSC
13/14
Members gave consideration to the report, the application to vary and the representations which had been received. The premise was currently licensed and the applicant wished to vary hours of operation for licensable activities.

Members noted that an application for variation had been received from Mr Jonathan Hall, in relation to Cena, 85 High Street, Yarm, Stockton on Tees.

One representation had been received from Mrs Earl who was in attendance alongside her representative Mr Bailey to assist and present the objection.

There were no representations from any of the responsible authorities as Environmental Health had agreed a number of conditions with the applicant which would form part of the operating schedule and be attached as conditions should the licence be granted.

The applicants representative Mr Catterall confirmed that his client ran a number of successful premises and that there was no evidence presented to suggest that, if granted, the premises would undermine the licensing objectives.

The applicant Mr Hall also addressed the Committee and stated that he took pride in running responsible and safe businesses and that he had much experience of the licensed trade.

Members noted that there was only one objection to the application. The premise had been operating under an existing licence and there had been no complaints. There was also no evidence that residents had experienced any nuisance when the premise operated under the previous lease holder.

The Committee were aware that the representation made included a number of issues which related to planning matters and which were not relevant considerations for the Licensing Committee.

The Committee were mindful that any evidence to persuade the Committee to refuse or vary the application had to be linked to the licensing objectives. The objectors concerns about what ‘may' happen at the premise were insufficient grounds to refuse the application.

Members noted that the applicant had a lot of experience in the licensed and hospitality trade and operated an additional restaurant in Yarm which had no history of complaints concerning that premise, indicating that the applicant was a responsible operator.

Members gave weight to the fact that discussions had taken place between the Applicant and Environmental Health and conditions had been agreed which would be attached to the premises licence. It therefore followed that Environmental Health and the other responsible authorities were satisfied that the licensing objectives would not be undermined given that they had no objection to the application.

After giving consideration to all of the evidence and representations made both in writing and orally the Committee were satisfied that the licensing objectives would not be undermined and the application for the premises licence was approved:-

Hours premises are open to the public:
Monday to Sunday: 09:00 to 01:30 hours

Supply of alcohol for consumption on and off premises :
Monday to Sunday: 11:00 to 00:00 hours

Late Night Refreshment:
Monday to Sunday: 23:00 to 00:00 hours

Provision of recorded music:
Monday to Sunday: 09:00 to 01:00 hours

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