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Agenda and minutes
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 Here to View
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
It was 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 questions.
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:-
Supply of Alcohol (on sales only)
Monday to Wednesday 12.00 to 22.00
Thursday to Saturday 11.00 to 23.30
Sunday 12.00 to 20.30
Late 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 report.
All parties 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.