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Contact: Rebecca Barrett
Election of Acting Chair.
The Sub Committee
were advised of the unavailability of both the Chair and Vice-Chair for this
meeting, and the need to elect a Member to preside as Acting Chair. The Sub
Committee unanimously voted to elect Councillor Mrs Dianne Price to preside as
Chair for the duration of the meeting.
Introduction and Recording Arrangements.
Introductions were made and the Acting 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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To receive apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence was
received from A. Dicks (Licensing Authority as a Responsible Authority) and D.
Lewis (Children’s Services).
Declarations of Interest.
There were no
declarations of interest made at the beginning or during the course of the
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
Mrs Kathryn Hopkins (Senior Licensing
Officer) presented the report and outlined the application for a new premises
licence at NNN (an off-licence store), 23 Shingrig
Road, Nelson, CF46 6DY.
Members were advised that the application sought to permit the supply of
alcohol (off sales only) between Monday to Saturday 08:00 –
and Sunday 09:00-22:00. Mrs Hopkins
outlined the Licensing Act 2003 requirements in relation to the advertisement
of applications and was satisfied that all relevant requirements had been
During the 28-day consultation period, representations were received
from Gwent Police and Children’s Services, together with the Licensing Authority in their role as Responsible Authority who had given
their apologies for today’s hearing. These
were summarised in Section 1.6 of the report.
A representation was also received from one local resident who had
objected to the application owing to concerns around parking, potential noise
increase and littering, and the applicant had responded to these as set out in
Appendix 9 of the report to allay any concerns.
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 report, which considered the position of Responsible
Authorities and their advocated comments as opposed to any objection, and also
the comments of the local resident. It
was therefore recommended that the application be granted as applied for,
subject to a number of agreed conditions as set out in the report.
There were no questions received for
Licensing and representations were then invited from the
applicant, NNN Stores.
Mr C. Grunert (John
Gaunt and Partners) spoke on behalf of his client (Mr N. Thavarasa) and explained
that the premises had previously been a childcare centre and his client was
hoping to reinstate this as a retail outlet.
The convenience store would offer a wide range of products and alcohol
would be on offer, but it was emphasised that this would not dominate sales or
compete in range and price with supermarkets.
Mr Grunert explained that the store was
looking to offer convenience to elderly customers who do not drive, and that
the premises would bring a business and their family into an empty unit.
Mr Grunert referred
to the concerns around parking and highlighted that this was not a licensing
consideration but did confirm that his client would advise customers not to
park outside the shop. In regards to
potential noise nuisance, Mr Thavarasa was prepared
to put up notices asking customers to leave quietly. He explained that the premises is located on
a main arterial road and he did not expect that customers leaving would add to
the background levels of noise.
Mr Grunert referred to the recommendations made by Gwent Police and confirmed that ... view the full minutes text for item 3.