Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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

Date:
Friday, 13th December, 2013
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(Chair), Cllr Eileen Johnson, Cllr Bill Woodhead
Officers:
Mrs Landles, Mr Snowdon, Miss Edwards(DNS), Mr Nertney(LD)
In Attendance:
Mr Emadi(Applicant), Ms Steel(Designated Premises Supervisor), Ms Hewett, Mr Moffit(Local Resident).
Item Description Decision
Public
LSC
43/13
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
RESOLVED that Councillor Kirton be appointed Chair for this meeting only.
LSC
44/13
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
LSC
45/13
LICENSING ACT 2003
APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF A LICENCE
THE PURPLE PIG, WINPENNY HOUSE, 137 HIGH STREET, YARM

RESOLVED that the application be granted as detailed below:

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

Supply of alcohol for consumption on: Monday to Sunday: 09:00 to 00:00 hours
and off the premises

Late Night Refreshment: Monday to Sunday: 23:00 to 01:00 hours

Provision of recorded music: Monday to Sunday: 09:00 to 01:00 hours
10.00am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
LSC
45/13
Members gave consideration to the report, application and the representations which had been received from 12 persons. One local resident who had made representation was in attendance.

Members noted that the application before them was for a premise license for a restaurant and that conditions had been attached to the application detailing the number of covers that would be provided and that it would not therefore operate as a bar.

There were no representations from any of the responsible authorities as Environmental Health had agreed a number of conditions to be attached to the premise licence.

The applicant Mr Emadi and the Environmental Health Officer Mr Snowdon informed Members that the application had been amended to withdraw the external area/yard which would now only be used in an emergency i.e. when the premises were being evacuated etc. Both parties confirmed that conditions 5 and 11 would be amended to reflect the fact that the yard would no longer be used. The external area/yard would not be used by any customers of the premise and the Committee directed that an amended plan should be submitted with the external area/yard being removed from the licensable area.

The representations from persons living within the vicinity raised concerns regarding the use of the yard area and the potential for noise nuisance. The applicant Mr Emadi stated that he had listened to the concerns of residents and had responded to these by removing the use of the yard area from the application. Mr Emadi also stated that he was happy to amend the application and reduce the terminal hour for the supply of alcohol to 0:00 hours. Mr Emadi also amended the application by removing the request for live music and films. Ms Hewitt confirmed that the business was happy to work with their neighbours and would listen to and respond to any complaints that may arise about the operation of the premise. Ms Hewitt was confident that the operation of the premise would not undermine the licensing objectives.

Members were mindful that the vast majority of objectors concerns related to the use of the yard/external area and that this had been withdrawn from the application and in the view of the Committee would address many of the objections.

Members were mindful that any evidence to persuade the Committee to refuse or vary the application had to be linked to the licensing objectives. Highways issues and provisions of parking spaces was not a relevant consideration for the Committee albeit that could be relevant to the planning application which was also being processed.

Members reminded persons who had made a representation that should there be any crime and disorder, noise related nuisance or other relevant issues in the future then these should be raised firstly with the premise and also with the responsible authorities such as Cleveland Police, the Council's Environmental Health Section or Licensing Section. The Licensing Act 2003 provided legal routes for persons to ask for a review of the premises licence should the premise cause problems linked to the four licensing objectives. Applications for a review would have to be supported by evidence and it was therefore in the best interests of residents to report any matters of concern linked to this premise to the appropriate authorities.

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

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