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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
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Apologies for absence.
There were no apologies for
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
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.
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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