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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
his report and outlined the application for a new premises licence at Rhymney Garage, Victoria Road, Rhymney.
Members were advised that the application initially sought to permit the
sale of alcohol via off sales, 24 hours a day, Monday to Sunday. The applicant subsequently amended his
application to reflect the sale of alcohol via off sales, between the hours of
05:00 until 02:00 Monday to Sunday. The
applicant had also volunteered a number of steps as part of the Operating Schedule
to promote the Licensing Objectives, which were set out in Section 1.3.1 of the
During the 28-day consultation period, representations were received
from Trading Standards who advocated conditions in relation to the application. Representations were also received from the Gwent Police and Licensing Authority in their role as Responsible
Authority, and Gwent Police, who both raised objections in relation to the
extent of the hours applied for and suggested revised hours of 07:30 – 23:00
to be appropriate for a premise of this type in the Rhymney area. Further details were set out in Section 1.6 of the report. No representations were received from local
residents. The applicant’s response was
summarised in Section 1.7 of the report, with the applicant agreeing to the
conditions proposed by Trading Standards but indicated they did not agree with
the Gwent Police and Licensing Authority position in relation to the hours proposed by
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 recommended that the
application for a Premises Licence to permit the retail sale of alcohol be
granted between the hours of 07:30 to 23:00 Monday to Sunday, subject to the
conditions as set out at Appendix 8 of the report.
present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing Manager
and none were received.
Representations were then invited from the applicant, Rhymney Garage.
Mr Rajesh (Licensing Consultant) addressed the Sub
Committee on behalf of his client, Mr Piratheepan
(applicant). Mr Rajesh explained that
the premises would be run as a convenience store and not a wine shop, with his
client being a personal license holder with an excellent track record and
several years of experience in the licensing trade, and who already runs another
24-hour business nearby. He explained
that his client was fully aware of the expectations that will be placed on him
regarding licensing conditions and understood that these need to be complied
Mr Rajesh summarised the history of the application, explaining that his client initially applied for 24 hours and accepted the conditions proposed by Trading ... view the full minutes text for item 3.