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Contact: Emma Keany Democratic Services Officer
Election of Chairman
Agreed that Councillor Robinson be elected as Chairman for this meeting 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, attached.
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 for a new Premises Licence at 9 Crescent East, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 3LJ.
The Senior Licensing Officer informed the Sub-Committee that an application for a new premise licence in respect of 9 Crescent East, Thornton Cleveleys. The applicant wished to be open to the public and provide late night refreshment until midnight Sunday to Thursday and until 1 am on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Senior Licensing Officer said that this matter was before the Sub-Committee because there had been representations of objections to the new premises license application received from one neighbour of the property (the “Representors”), relating primarily to noise from the venue after 11pm as set out in the correspondences included in the report and one from Environmental Health regarding trading after 12pm.
Due to the complaints of trading without a licence after 11pm, the licensing department issued two written warnings to the business.
The Senior Licensing Officer stated that the Representor had been given the opportunity to attend this meeting to speak but that they had replied to state they would not attend the meeting but hoped that their objection would be considered.
The applicant and his representative were unable to attend the meeting.
The Sub-Committee considered whether or not to proceed in the absence of the applicant and his representative. Members was satisfied that the Representor had been given appropriate notice of the hearing as required by Regulations 6 and 7 of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005.
The Committee considered in accordance with Regulation 20 whether it was necessary to adjourn the hearing in the public interest and decided, having regard to all the circumstances that it was appropriate to proceed.
The Senior Licensing Officer stated that following discussions with the applicant, before the meeting, he had agreed to a number of conditions proposed by Environmental Health and would only be applying for a licence between 23:00 and 00:00 on any day of the week. A full list of conditions to be applied was set out in Appendix 4 and 5 of the committee report.
Members retired to consider the application in closed session. The Licensing Sub-Committee then reconvened and the Chairman announced the Committee’s decision, as follows:
AGREED that a New Premises Licence relating to Italian Pizza Hot, 9, Crescent East, Thornton Cleveleys, FY5 3LJ be granted for the hours amended by the applicant and outlined below subject to the conditions outlined in the application and subject to the following conditions which are outlined in Rep 2 of Appendix 4 and Appendix 5 of the committee report together with one additional condition.
The opening times and conditions agreed with the Environmental Health Officer (Rep 2 of Appendix 4) and conditions agreed with the police (Appendix 5) are outlined below:
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