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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.
There were no apologies for absence received.
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 for the variation of a premises licence located at Sports Ground Pavilion, Wattsville Recreational Ground, Islwyn Road South Lane, Wattsville, Crosskeys, NP11 7QH.
Members were advised that the variation application sought to increase the existing licensable hours to permit the sale of alcohol and playing of recorded music (Indoors) Mon to Sat 12:00 to 23:00 and Sun 12:00 to 22:00 with additional non-standard timings for New Year’s Eve until 02:00 and Bank holidays until midnight.
The application also sought an increase in the size of the licensable area including on & off sales to cover the external compound area to the rear of the building as per the plans attached to the report, and to add live music (indoors & outdoors) between the hours of 12:00 to 23: 00 Monday to Sunday with additional non-standard timings for New Year’s Eve until 02:00 and Bank holidays until midnight. Members were referred to the aspect of the application for live music and asked to note that the playing of live and recorded music at licensed premises is deregulated between 08:00 to 23:00 in any case under the Licensing Act 2003.
The applicant had also proposed the amendment of an existing condition to include additional CCTV cameras to the external areas of the premises.
During the 28-day consultation period, representations were received from Gwent Police, the Licensing Authority in their role as Responsible Authority, Environmental Health (Pollution Team), and the Child Protection Officer, who all advocated conditions in relation to the application as summarised in Section 1.6 of the report. No representation comments were received from the Fire and Rescue Service and Environmental Health (Health & Safety Team).
Representations were also received from three local residents in objection to the variation application with full details appended to the Officer’s report. It was noted that the local residents were not in attendance at the hearing and the Sub Committee were directed to the comments that had been received that were included in the agenda pack.
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 given the lack of objections from Responsible Authorities and having regard to and considered the position of the Responsible Authorities and all comments received by residents, the variation of the premises licence be granted subject to the conditions and permitted hours as detailed within Appendix 10 of the agenda pack. However, there will be an expectation that the applicant will take steps to ensure familiarity and compliance with their licence and ensure the promotion of the licensing objectives.
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