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

Tuesday, 8th October, 2013
10.00 a.m.
Council Chamber, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1AJ
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Cllr Phillip Dennis, Cllr Eileen Johnson and Cllr Paul Kirton.
J Nertney (LD); S Mills (DNS).
In Attendance:
Sainsburys Supermarkets Limited (represented by a barrister, Miss Kapila) Mr Rowsby, Store Manager, Mr Kennedy a resident of Tollerton Close.
Apologies for absence:
Item Description Decision
RESOLVED that Councillor Kirton be appointed Chair for this meeting only.
There were no interests declared.

RESOLVED that the application be granted as detailed below:-

• To vary the sale of alcohol between the hours of 08:00 and 23:00 on a Sunday;

• To extend the sale of alcohol between the hours of 06:00 and 24:00 daily from and including the full 14 days before Christmas Day, Christmas Day and up to and including the full 7 days after Christmas Day;

• To extend the sale of alcohol between the hours of 06:00 and 24:00 daily from and including the Monday prior to Good Friday up to and including the Sunday following Easter Monday;

• To remove the mandatory condition numbered 3 contained in Annex 1 of the premise licence;

• To remove all the embedded restrictions contained in Annex 1 of the premise licence; and

• To include the nine conditions as detailed above and which were included in boxes (b) to (e) of the Operating Schedule.
10.00am - 11.30am


Members gave consideration to the report, the application and the representations which had been received from five persons who lived close to the premises in Barlborough Avenue and Tollerton Close.

Miss Kapila on behalf of the applicant detailed the variation application as set out in the report.

Miss Kapila addressed the issues detailed in the representations and noted that there would be no increase in deliveries to the store if the application was granted. Some of the representations contained irrelevant issues such as parking problems which were not relevant to the licensing objectives.

Miss Kapila requested that, if granted, Members agree to attach the following conditions to the premises licence:-

1. The licence holder will ensure that the premises benefit from a CCTV system that operates at all times when licensable activities are taking place.

2. The system will incorporate a camera covering each of the entrance doors and the main alcohol display area and will be capable of providing an image which is regarded as identification standard. The precise locations of the cameras may be agreed, subject to compliance with data Protection legislation, with the Police from time to time.

3. The system will incorporate a recording facility and any recording will be retained and stored in a suitable manner for a minimum of 30 days and will be made available, subject to compliance with data Protection legislation, to the Police for inspection on request.

4. The system must be able to export recorded images to a removable means e.g. CD/DVD and have its own software enabled to playback/review.

5. A member of staff trained in the use of the CCTV system must be available at the premises at all times that the premises are open to public.

6. The system will display, on any recording, the correct time and date of the recording.

7. The applicant will at all times maintain adequate levels of staff and security. Such staff and security levels will be disclosed, on request, to the licensing authority and police.

8. Signage will be displayed at the exit of the premises requesting customers leaving the premises late at night to do so quietly and with consideration so as not to disturb nearby residents.

9. The premises licence holder will ensure that an age verification policy will apply to the premises whereby all cashiers will be trained to ask any customer attempting to purchase alcohol, who appears to be under the age of 25 years (or older if the licence holder so elects) to produce, before being sold alcohol, identification being a passport or photocard driving licence bearing a holographic mark or other form of identification bearing the customers photograph, date of birth and Proof of Age Standards Scheme (or similarly accredited scheme) hologram.

Members noted that the representations concerned general anti social behaviour and problems with parking in the vicinity. Residents had expressed concern that if the application was granted there would be additional delivery lorries coming to the premise.

Members noted that at the present time and subject to any planning issues the store could, if it wished, remain open for 24 hours. Members were mindful that this application was for a variation to the premises licence and was not a review application. As such Members had to consider whether any evidence had been presented that would persuade them the licensing objectives would be undermined if the application was granted. Members were not persuaded that the licensing objectives would be undermined.

After giving consideration to all of the evidence and representations made both in writing and orally, Members agreed to grant the application.

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