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

Date:
Monday, 3rd March, 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), Cllr Michael Clark, Cllr Bill Woodhead
Officers:
Mr Snowdon, Miss Edwards(DNS), Mr Nertney(LD)
In Attendance:
Mr Faulkner(Applicant), Mr Michael Sedgewick(Proposed Designated Premises Supervisor), Mr Chris Bailey(Architect), Mr Allen(Representing Norton Methodist Church).
Item Description Decision
Public
LSC
46/13
APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR
RESOLVED that Councillor Kirton be appointed Chair for this meeting only.
LSC
47/13
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
 
LSC
48/13
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
LSC
49/13
LICENSING ACT 2003
APPLICATION FOR GRANT OF A PREMISE LICENCE
1 HIGH STREET, NORTON, STOCKTON ON TEES

RESOLVED that the application as detailed in the application and as summarised below be granted.

Hours premises are open to the public:
Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 to 00:30 hours
Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 to 01:30 hours

Supply of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises:
Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 to 00:00 hours
Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 to 01:00 hours

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

Provision of live music:
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 to 15:00 hours and 18:00 to 22:00 hours

Provision of recorded music:
Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 to 00:00 hours
Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 to 01:00 hours

Films:
Monday to Sunday: 15:00 to 00:00 hours
10:00am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
LSC
47/13
The Evacuation Procedure was noted.
LSC
48/13
There were no declarations of interest.
LSC
49/13
Members gave consideration to the report, application and the representations which had been received from five persons. A representative from Norton Methodist Church who had made representation was in attendance and invited to address the Committee.

Members noted that the application before them would serve as more of a cocktail/lounge bar rather than a pub, with the provision of live and recorded music.

There were no representations from any of the responsible authorities as Cleveland Police and Environmental Health had agreed a number of conditions to be attached to the premise licence. It therefore followed that Environmental Health and Cleveland Police were satisfied that the licensing objectives would not be undermined given that they had withdrawn their representation.

The applicant Mr Faulkner confirmed that he had been running a restaurant in the area at Harland Place for a number of years and it had been going from strength to strength. His intention for the current premise application was that it would serve as more of a cocktail/lounge bar rather than a pub. Mr Faulkner believed that the new premise would be an asset to the area and he provided a copy of a letter dated 27 February 2014 from Norton Village Association who confirmed they supported the application. Mr Faulkner had many years experience in the licensed trade. Mr Faulkner confirmed that he had agreed a number of conditions with Cleveland Police and Environmental Health and they would be attached to the licence if granted.

The Committee noted that the majority of objectors concerns related to concerns over what may happen should the licence be granted. The Committee noted that Mr Faulkner already operated one well run premise in the vicinity and there was no evidence to suggest that if this application was granted the licensing objectives would be undermined.

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

Members reminded persons who had made 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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