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Declarations of Interest
Members will disclose any pecuniary and any other significant interests they may have in relation to the matters under consideration.
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 27 February 2020 and the meetings of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 22 April 2020, 10 June 2020 and 30 July 2020.
The minutes of the meeting of the Licensing Committee held on 27 February 2020 and the meetings of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 10 June 2020 and 30 July 2020 were approved as a correct record.
Report of the Corporate Director Environment, attached.
The Corporate Director Environment submitted a report asking members to agree the contents of the revised draft Statement of Licensing Policy.
Members asked a number of questions in relation to the regulations that had recently come into force in England that pubs and restaurants would have a 10pm closing time and the enforcement of conditions on takeaways relating to sweeping up litter in the immediate vicinity.
The Senior Licensing Officer and Senior Solicitor confirmed that the new regulations take precedence over the premises licence and that, as the council, police and county council are all enforcing authorities for the new regulations, premises not adhering to the rules could be brought to the committee to have their licences reviewed. Similarly takeaways found to be in breach of the conditions of their licence could be penalised.
The Licensing Committee agreed
· the draft Licensing Policy at Appendix 1 of the report.
· that the Senior Licensing Officer undertake a six week consultation with the trade and other relevant persons on the draft policy and in consultation with the Chairman, consider all the responses received and where appropriate, amend the draft policy, before presenting it to the next available meeting of full Council with a recommendation to adopt it with effect from 7 January 2021.