Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Poulton-le-Fylde
Contact: Duncan Jowitt Democratic Services Officer
Election of Chairman for this Meeting
Councillor Ann Turner was elected as Chairman of the Sub-Committee.
Declarations of Interest
Members will disclose any pecuniary and any other significant interests they may have in relation to the matters under consideration.
Report of the Corporate Director Environment.
The Corporate Director Environment submitted a report to provide members of the Licensing Sub-Committee with information to assist them at a hearing to determine an application submitted under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 by E A Wallace Ltd for a new premises licence in respect of Valiants Farm, Lancaster Road, Out Rawcliffe, PR3 6BL.
The application as submitted was for the applicant to be authorised to provide the following licensable activities:
· Sale of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises, between 10:00 and 23:00, Sunday to Wednesday and between 10:00 and 01:00, Thursday to Saturday and on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and each Sunday preceding a Bank Holiday Monday.
· Live and recorded amplified music (indoors) between 10:00 and 23:00, Sunday to Wednesday and between 10:00 and 01:00, Thursday to Saturday and on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and all Sundays preceding a Bank Holiday Monday.
· Provision of Late Night Refreshment (indoors) between the relevant hours of 23:00 and 00:00, Sunday to Wednesday, and 23:00 and 01:00, Thursday to Saturday.
· Plays, films, performances of dance, performances similar to live or recorded music, indoor sporting events, boxing or wrestling between 10:00 and 23:00 Sunday to Wednesday and between 10:00 and 00:00 Thursday to Saturday.
· The applicant also wished to be able to open to the public between 10:00 and 23:30, Sunday to Wednesday and between 10:00 and 01:30, Thursday to Saturday and on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and all Sundays preceding a Bank Holiday Monday
The matter was before the Sub-Committee because there were 17 objections to the application, relating primarily to public nuisance arising from antisocial behaviour, disturbance to local residents, noise pollution, littering and issues of public safety resulting from excess traffic in the area.
One objector had sent apologies. The Committee considered that it was appropriate to proceed in that person’s absence. It was satisfied that those who had made representations but did not attend had been given appropriate notice of the hearing as required by Regulations 6 and 7 of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 and that there had been no other response thereto from any non-attending member of the public. The Committee noted that members of the public and a Parish Council representative were present and that it had before them the representations made. Having considered whether it was necessary to adjourn the hearing in the public interest decided, having regard to all the circumstances that it was appropriate to proceed.
Of the responsible authorities, the Fire Authority had made no objection to the application. Following meetings with the Police and Environmental Health Officers during the consultation period, the Edgar Wallace on behalf of E.A. Wallace Limited (the “Applicant”) had agreed to a number of conditions which were to be included in the operating schedule if the licence was granted.
The Applicant’s representatives were present in support of the application and its expert representative, Karl Barry spoke on its behalf stating that although ... view the full minutes text for item 11.