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Venue: Digital Meeting via Microsoft Teams
Contact: Rebecca Barrett
INTRODUCTION AND RECORDING ARRANGEMENTS
Due to technical difficulties, the meeting start was
delayed to 10.14 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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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
noted that apologies had been received from one local resident who had made
representations but was unable to attend the meeting.
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 for Chef
Ceylon, 10 Bridge Street, Blackwood. Members were advised that the application initially sought to permit the
sale of alcohol (on sales only) from Monday to Sunday 11:00 to 24:00 Monday to
Sunday and Late Night Refreshment (indoors only) Monday to Sunday, 23.00 to 24.00. The applicant subsequently
revised their application following representations received during the
28day consultation process to reflect the following amended position:-
of Alcohol (on sales only)
to Wednesday 12.00 to 22.00
to Saturday 11.00 to 23.30
12.00 to 20.30
Night Refreshment (LNR) – (Indoors only)
Monday to Sunday 23.00 to 24.00
It was noted that that Late Night Refreshment applies to the supply of
hot food or drink between the hours of 23.00-05.00hrs.
Members were referred to the maps and photograph attached to the report
detailing the location of the premises and were advised that a general
description of the proposed premises has been provided as a restaurant serving
drinks and takeaways for food and the serving of alcohol in the premises.
During the 28-day consultation period, representations were received
from Trading Standards, Environmental Health Pollution, Gwent Police and the Licensing Authority in their role as Responsible Authority, who all had
no objection to the application but advocated conditions in relation to the
application. Further details were set out in Section 1.6 of the report. Three representations were also received from
local residents in objection to the application, which were summarised in
Section 1.6 of the report. The applicant
subsequently responded to a number of the resident representations and to that
of Gwent Police and other Responsible Authorities, with further details set out
at Appendix 12 of the report.
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. 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 be granted subject to the
times and conditions as set out in Appendix 13 of the Licensing Manager’s
present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing
Manager. In response to a Member’s
query, Mr Morgan confirmed that 6 resident representations and a Councillor representation
had originally been received, but that of these, three residents and the
Councillor subsequently withdrew their representations.
Representations were then invited from the applicant, Chef Ceylon.
Mrs D. Kamburugamuwe (applicant) addressed the Sub Committee and explained that she was seeking to establish a Sri Lankan restaurant in the area, for which the licence would be purely for the serving of alcoholic drink along with food, and that the ... view the full minutes text for item 3.