Agenda and draft minutes

Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday 22 November 2018 1.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, East Pallant House. View directions

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Mr Ridd introduced those present at the Sub-Committee table and referred to the emergency evacuation procedures.


He informed those present that the three Sub-Committee members had been chosen from the Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee.  He referred to the correspondence from the public sent to the Sub-Committee members advising them how they should vote. He advised the members would put this correspondence aside and would deal solely with the information that was in front of them received from the applicant, interested parties and responsible authorities.  He asked that those present did not speak over anyone who was addressing the Sub-Committee.


With regard to the planning and licensing regimes, Mr Bennett explained that Home Office Guidance made it clear that both had to be considered separately with the sole focus on the four licensing objectives.  Paragraph 14.63 of the Guidance concerned the integration of strategies.  He explained that there should be some consideration of other statutory committees, for example, noise nuisance was also relevant to planning considerations and the circumstances of what would be necessary to make sure noise nuisance issues were properly managed under the licensing objectives.


To elect a Chairman for this Hearing




That Mr Ridd be elected Chairman of the Sub-Committee.


Declarations of Interests

Members and officers are reminded to make any declarations of disclosable pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests they may have in respect of matters on the agenda for this meeting.




S3K Limited, Priory Park, Priory Lane, Chichester, West Sussex pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Application for a Premises Licence:

(a)          Chair opens the Hearing.

(b)          Items arising from Regulation 6 Notice (Notice of Hearing).

(c)          Notice of any representations withdrawn.

(d)          The procedure will then follow the Sub-Committee protocol and procedure note.

Additional documents:



Mr Foord outlined the details of the application for a time limited new premises licence in respect of a premises licence for S3K Limited, Priory Park, Priory Lane, Chichester for a temporary ice rink and ancillary food and drink uses in a designated area of Priory Park.  The application had been submitted by Mr White, sole director listed at Companies House since November 2008 as a private limited company and described as providing management consultancy activities other than financial management.  S3K Limited was represented today by Mr White and the co-founder of CHICE Mr C Salmon would provide a summary of their application later in the meeting.  S3K Limited had been granted planning permission, on 16 December 2018, for a temporary change of use of the designated area of Priory Park for a Christmas ice rink with ancillary food and drinks uses, including the installation of temporary structures.  He empathised that today’s proceedings were purely in relation to the premises licence application under the Licensing Act 2003.  Current Home Office statutory guidance recognised that the planning and licensing regimes involved consideration of different, albeit it related matters.  Licensing committees were not bound by Planning Committee decisions and vice versa.  Therefore it was important to state that planning permission and licensing regimes are properly separated to avoid duplication and inefficiency. 


S3K Limited had originally applied for a time limited Premises Licence for the period 10 November 2018 to 31 January 2019.  However, the length of time had since been reduced following subsequent mediation and dialogue with various officers of the Council this period has been reduced to between and 24 November 2018 and 6 January 2019 (a total of 44 days).  The application was for the retail sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises and the provision of recorded music every day with two specific non-standard timings of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve where live music and the provision of late night refreshment after 23:00 hours had been applied for.  A full copy of the original application had been produced in full as well as summarised in his report in the agenda papers, which had been made available to all parties connected to the Hearing. The statutory notice of hearing had been sent to the applicant and the interested parties who had made relevant representations.  Following receipt of notice a interested parties were required to give notice if they planned to attend the Hearing and to advise if they felt the Hearing was unnecessary.    He advised that of the 54 parties who received a Notice of Hearing, nine responses were received with four confirming non-attendance and five confirming attendance and their wish to address the Hearing within the required deadline (of these two were from Responsible Authorities namely, Sussex Police and the Environmental Health Officer.  Copies of all representations received, the applicant’s Event Management Plan and Noise Management Plan had been circulated with the agenda papers.  The proposed conditions, agreed in principle with Sussex Police following extension mediation, were  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.