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Venue: Digital Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Contact: Rebecca Barrett
Introduction and Recording Arrangements.
Due to joining difficulties by the
applicant, the meeting start was delayed to 10.05 a.m.
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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To receive apologies for absence.
An apology for absence was
received from D. Lewis (Children’s Services).
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
his report and outlined the application for a new premises licence at Huntersmoon, Holistic
Services, rear of Dynevor Terrace, Nelson. Members were advised that the application
sought to permit the supply of alcohol (on and off sales) from the premises between
Monday to Sunday, 08:00 to 23:00. Members
were referred to the photographs of the premises as contained in the agenda
During the 28-day consultation period, representations were received
from Trading Standards, Children’s Services, Environmental Health, Gwent
Police, and the Licensing Authority in their role as
Responsible Authority, Environmental Health (Pollution Team), and the Child
Protection Officer, who all advocated conditions as summarised in Section 1.6
of the report but had made no objections to the application. These conditions had been
accepted by the applicant. Representations were also received from seven local residents in
objection to the application with full details appended to the Officer’s report, and
the applicant had responded to a number of the resident representations as set
out at Appendix 11.
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. The Sub Committee were
referred to the recommendation set out in the Licensing Manager’s report, which
considered the position of the Responsible Authorities and all comments received by residents and recommended that the application for
a Premises Licence be granted, subject to the conditions as
set out in Appendix 12 of the report in order to control any potential
conflicts with the promotion of the Licensing Objectives.
present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing
Manager. A Member queried the provision
of music within the licence and Mr Morgan confirmed that for any licensed
premises, there is an automatic entitlement to live and recorded music from 08:00 to 23:00 as
this is deregulated under the Licensing Act 2003, although this facility would
be for the applicant to consider going forward.
Therefore entertainment between the above times would not be a
licensable activity, but could be controlled through the statutory provisions
under the Environmental Protection Act and so there would be protection
afforded to local residents in the event of noise nuisance from a premises.
Queries were received on the licensable area
and the access point to the building. Mr
Morgan confirmed that the footprint of the premises (including the outside
buildings) were included in the application, and that access to the premises is
off Dynevor Terrace with a lane leading to the
premises which is believed to be the sole access. A Member also enquired about pedestrian
access and Mr Morgan confirmed this would be a question for the applicant when
making her representation.
Representations were then invited from the applicant, Holistic Services.
Mrs Nicola Anderson (applicant) outlined the ... view the full minutes text for item 3.