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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 10.10 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.
An apology for absence was received from D.
Lewis (Child Protection).
Declarations of Interest.
Cushing sought advice from the Legal Advisor to the Sub Committee, as one of
the local residents objecting to the application is known to her (as they are
both members of the same political party).
On receiving advice, Councillor Cushing decided that she did not need to
declare an interest on this occasion, and she remained in the meeting during
consideration of the application.
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 Land at Tog
Farm, Rudry, CF83 3DG, which sought to permit the
following licensable activities:
Supply of Alcohol (on sales only) Monday to Sunday,
15.00 to 23.00;
Regulated Entertainment – (Provision of Films) Monday to Sunday,
18.00 to 23.00 (Films on projector screen inside tent, and outside in
It was noted that a general description of the proposed premises had
been provided as ‘Glamping site, guests pre book their stay. Alcohol will be
offered with meals, and while staying with us on site, only at the designated
sites.’ A number of steps had been volunteered by the
applicant as part of the Operating Schedule, to promote the Licensing
Objectives, and were set out in Section 1.3.1 of the report. This included pre-booking for the premises
with no more than 10 guests at any one time.
During the 28-day
consultation period, representations were received from the Child Protection
Officer, Environmental Health (Health and Safety), Licensing Authority in their
role as a Responsible Authority, Environmental Health Pollution and Trading
Standards. The Fire and Rescue Service
and Gwent Police had indicated that they had no representations in respect of
the proposed new premises licence. Further details were set out in Section 1.6
of the report and copies
of the representations from the Responsible Authorities were set out at
Appendices 5-9 of the report.
It was noted that the applicant had responded to the comments of the Child
Protection Officer and had agreed to the conditions proposed, should a licence
be granted. The applicant had not responded to the proposed
conditions advocated by the other Responsible Authorities, although it was
noted that both Environmental Health (Health and Safety) and the Licensing
Authority had lodged an objection to the grant of the licence. Mr Morgan confirmed that the Child
Protection Officer had offered her apologies for the meeting but that the Sub
Committee would hear from all the other Responsible Authorities who would
confirm their position later in the meeting.
were also received from three Elected Members in objection to the application,
together with representations from seven local residents objecting to the application,
and a representation from Draethen, Waterloo and Rudry Community Council in objection. Further details were summarised
in Section 1.6 of the report and copies of the representations were set out at
Appendices 10-20 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 noted Section 1.9 of the report which set out a summary of observations regarding the application, and were then referred to the recommendation set out at Section 1.10 of the Licensing Manager’s report, which ... view the full minutes text for item 3.