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Agenda and minutes
Venue: Digital Meeting via Microsoft Teams
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 Here to View
It was noted that proceedings would pause at 11.00 a.m. for the national two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
There were no apologies for absence received.
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 questions.
Mr Lee Morgan (Licensing Manager) presented the report and outlined the application submitted to vary the premises licence at Brew Monster Brewing Company Ltd, Unit 1, Lon y Twyn, Caerphilly, which sought to extend the hours for the following Licensable Activities:-
Supply of Alcohol (on and off sales)
Saturday 09:00 to 12:00
Sunday 09:00 to 23:00
Mr Morgan outlined the permissions and conditions for the existing licence as set out in Sections 1.3.1 and 1.3.2 of the report and asked Members to note an error in the listing for the existing Supply of Alcohol (on and off sales) on Saturdays, explaining that this should state 12:00 to 23:00 and not 16:00 to 23:00.
Members were advised that the original premises licence was granted in September 2020 and that the variation was seeking to increase trade by three hours on Saturday mornings (9:00 to 12:00) and open all day on Sundays (09:00 to 23:00).
During the consultation process, responses were received from Fire Safety, the Local Health Board, Heddlu Gwent Police, and the Environmental Health Pollution Team, who all stated they had no representations or objections to make in respect of the variation application submitted. Representations were also received from 8 residents who objected to the granting of the variation, and full details were summarised in the report and attached as appendices. It was noted that the applicant has acknowledged receipt of the resident representations and has indicated that he would respond to these at the hearing.
The Sub Committee were asked to note that three residents who had submitted representations but were not in attendance had asked Dr Brown to represent them at the hearing.
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. Reference was made to the Officer observations set out in Section 1.9 of the report which sought to address many of the concerns raised by local residents. The Sub Committee were referred to the recommendation set out in the Licensing Manager’s report, which recommended that having had regard to comments received from residents but noting the absence of comments from Responsible Authorities, the variation to permit the additional retail sale of alcohol hours sought (namely Saturday 09.00 to 12.00 and Sunday 09.00 to 23.00) be approved.
All parties present were afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Licensing Manager. A Member made reference to several representations in the report which stated the premises had not yet opened, and was advised that the applicant would be able to confirm the position when he made his representation.
Representations were then invited from the applicant, Mr Glenn White.
Mr White explained that the original intention had been for the premises to open earlier in 2021, but that these plans had been put ... view the full minutes text for item 3.