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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 under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 by Cybele PLF Ltd, for a new premises license.
The Manager of Food, Health & Safety and Licensing, Mandy Seddon, introduced the report. She explained that the matter was before the Sub-Committee as the applicant was seeking permission to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises between 10am and midnight on each day of the week. She explained that no objections had come from relevant authorities for the premises license, though additional conditions between the applicant, Environmental Health and the Police had been agreed. Representations had been received from two persons, being the ward councillors for the area, regarding noise nuisance and the lateness of the terminal hour.
The Manager of Food, Health & Safety and Licensing also noted that the applicant had withdrawn a provision in his application for regulated entertainment by the way of recorded music.
The Sub-Committee considered the following documents:
· The report of the Corporate Director Environment
· Additional information submitted by the applicant following the original publication of the agenda
The Sub-Committee heard from the applicant and founder of Cybele PLF Ltd, who spoke in support of the application.
The Sub-Committee also heard from the two objecting ward councillors, Councillors Henderson and Le Marinel.
Members asked the applicant about membership numbers and whether the café/bar would only be open to members and the capacity in and outside the premises. The applicant said that he was a building surveyor by profession but was a passionate cyclist and the business was a unique concept for the area based on his extensive travels. The main focus of the business was sale and repair of bikes but there was also a cycling studio upstairs with education and coaching available. He stated that the venue with a licence would mainly cater for cyclists having post ride beers with occasional guest speakers in attendance but it would be open to the public. He stated that the late hour would not be activated often but would give him the flexibility so he wouldn’t need to apply for a TENs extension every time he wanted to open the business later in the evening. He noted that there were other late licences in close proximity to his business. The applicant stated that he would be applying for a pavement license to increase outdoor seating.
Members then considered the application in a private session. The Licensing Sub-Committee then reconvened and the Chairman announced the Sub-Committee’s decision, as below.
After due deliberation, the Sub-Committee agreed to grant a premises but with reduced times for the licenseable activities subject to the conditions agreed with Environmental Health and the police as detailed below.
Reasons for the decision
The Sub-Committee noted all the information before it, including the concerns that had been raised. In reaching their decision, the Sub-Committee had regard to:
· The Council’s own Statement ... view the full minutes text for item 14.