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Agenda and minutes
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Contact: Rebecca Barrett
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
There were no apologies for absence received.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest received at the commencement or during the course of the meeting.
The Chair opened the meeting and introductions were made.
The Legal Advisor to the Sub Committee outlined the procedure for the meeting and reported that Members had previously familiarised themselves with the report of the Licensing Manager, the premises application and supporting documentation, together with the written representations of Responsible Authorities, and from local residents and local members (as defined as Other Persons in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003) who were objecting to the application.
Mr Lee Morgan (Licensing Manager) presented the report and outlined the application submitted by Asda Stores Ltd, Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly, to vary a premises licence in order to permit the following licensable activities:-
Supply of Alcohol
· Monday to Sunday inclusive 00.01 to 00.00
Late Night Refreshment
· Monday to Sunday inclusive 23.00 to 05.00
Members were advised that the premises was seeking to extend its existing licensed hours, (which currently end at midnight) to 24 Hours in respect of the supply of alcohol and 05.00 for late night refreshment.
The Sub Committee were referred to the representations received in relation to the application from Responsible Authorities. Gwent Police and Environmental Health had made no objections to the application, and the applicant had mediated on and agreed to the proposed conditions offered by Trading Standards and Child Protection. During the consultation period, a representation was received from local members and ten representations from local residents. Copies of the representations were attached to the report that was circulated with the agenda.
Attention was drawn to the local policy considerations and national guidance as set out in the report and to the way in which the Sub Committee would deal with the application. It was explained that the Sub Committee must have regard to all the representations made and to the evidence heard, and take such steps as is considered necessary for the promotion of the licensing objectives. Members were directed to the recommendation set out in the Licensing Manager’s report, which recommended that the variation be granted subject to agreed conditions in respect of the prevention of underage sales training and the Challenge 25 policy. The Sub Committee were reminded that this was purely a recommendation and that they should take into account all the information before them when making their decision.
All parties present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions and representations were then invited from Responsible Authorities.
Mr Tim Keohane (Senior Trading Standards Officer) explained that the representation from Trading Standards was restricted to the Protection of Children from Harm Licensing Objective. He confirmed that the applicant had agreed to suggested additional conditions in respect of the prevention of underage sales training and the Challenge 25 policy.
There were no questions received and representations were then invited from Child Protection.
Mrs Deborah Lewis (Child Protection Co-ordinator) explained that the representation from Child Protection was also related to the Protection of Children from Harm Licensing Objective. The applicant had also responded to them to agree suggested additional conditions regarding the prevention of underage sales training ... view the full minutes text for item 3.