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Agenda and minutes
Venue: Digital Meeting Via Microsoft Teams
Contact: Rebecca Barrett
Introduction and Recording Arrangements.
The Chair welcomed all those in attendance and introductions were made. The Chair reminded those present that the meeting was being recorded and would be made available following the meeting via the Council’s website – Click Here to View
Apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from T. Watkins (Environmental Health), Councillor S. Kent (Local Ward Member), Mr J. Harris (Local Resident), Community Councillor H. Jenkins (Local Resident)
Declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest made at the beginning or during the course of the meeting.
The Legal Advisor to the Sub Committee outlined the procedure for the meeting, including the order of representations and the opportunities for all parties to ask questions.
Mr Lee Morgan (Licensing Manager) presented the report and outlined the application submitted by Mr Glenn White for a new premises licence located at Brew Monster Brewing Company Ltd, Unit 1, Lon y Twyn, Caerphilly, which sought to permit the following Licensable Activities:-
Supply of Alcohol (on and off sales)
Monday to Saturday, 16:00 to 23:00; New Year’s Eve, 16:00 to 02:00 the following morning
Late Night Refreshment (indoors only)
New Year’s Eve, 23.00 to 02.00 the following morning
Recorded Music (indoor only)
Monday to Saturday, 16:00 to 23:00; New Year’s Eve, 16:00 to 02:00
It was noted that the applicant had amended his original application and operating schedule following representations from residents and Responsible Authorities, having originally applied for the licensable activities to commence at 12noon and include Sundays and Christmas Eve. A number of steps had also been volunteered by the applicant as part of the Operating Schedule to promote the Licensing Objectives and were set out in the report.
During the consultation process, representations were received from Gwent Police, Child Protection, Licensing Authority as a Responsible Authority, Environmental Health (H&S) and Environmental Health (Noise Team) who proposed conditions to strengthen the Licensing Objectives and were subsequently accepted by the applicant. No representations were received from Trading Standards or the Fire Service. Relevant representations were also received from 3 Elected Members and 24 residents who objected to the granting of the licence, and full details were appended to the report.
The Licensing Manager also drew the Sub Committee’s attention to one typographical error at Section 1.7 of the report where it should reflect that the applicant had reduced their hours for the retail sale of alcohol from 12noon until 4pm (rather than 11am-4pm).
Attention was drawn to the local policy considerations as set out in the report and to the way in which the Sub-Committee would deal with the application. Members were referred to the recommendation set out in the Licensing Manager’s report, which recommended that the application for a premises licence be granted subject to conditions, given the lack of objections to the application from Responsible Authorities.
All parties present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing Manager and none were received. Representations were then invited from the applicant, Mr Glenn White.
Mr White summarised the nature of the application and explained that he was an experienced and responsible premises owner who was looking to expand his existing brewery bar business. He referred to the amended conditions already accepted as part of the application and expressed his commitment to work with interested parties to pre-empt and address any issues around the operation of the premises.
Mr White provided clarification on the hours applied for and explained that he was applying for the sale of alcohol from 4pm-11pm Monday-Friday to address concerns around school opening times, ... view the full minutes text for item 3.