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Agenda and minutes
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 Here to View
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 questions.
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 pack.
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.
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 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.
All parties 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.