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To elect a Chairman for this Hearing
It was proposed by Mr Elliott and seconded by Mr Sutton that Mr Potter be elected as the Chairman for this meeting of the Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (AELSC).
Mr Potter consented to act as Chairman and duly chaired the whole of the meeting.
Mr Potter confirmed the address of the premises which were the subject of the hearing which would take place in respect to agenda items 3 as being Woodies Brasserie and Bar, 10 St Pancras, Chichester, , PO19 7SJ.
Mr Potter confirmed with the AELSC members that they had received and read the agenda papers for this meeting; namely (a) the agenda; (b) additional information provided by the applicant’s agent, Mr Jon Wallsgrove of John Gaunt Solicitors which included a number of proposed conditions by the applicant, including those already agreed in principle with Sussex Police during mediation.
The entirety of the meeting would be held in public session (apart from when the AELSC retired to consider its decision) and therefore there would be no requirement at any point to pass a resolution to exclude any press representatives (none in attendance) or the public (five present).
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.
There were no declarations of interests made at this meeting.
Woodies Brasserie and Bar, 10 St Pancras, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7SJ
Application for a Variation of an existing 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(c) Notice of any representations withdrawn.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 attached.
The Chairman formally opened the hearing and advised that Mr Bennett, Legal and Democratic Services Manager would retire with the Sub-Committee, in the event of any legal advice being required, when they made their decision in respect of the application.
Mr Foord, Divisional Manager, Communications, Licensing & Events outlined the details of the application for the variation of the premises licence in respect of Woodies Brasserie & Bar, 10 St Pancras, Chichester submitted by Woodies Chichester Ltd of Lone Pine, Bickley Park Road, Bromley, BR1 2BE represented by Mr Jon Wallsgrove of John Gaunt & Partners, Solicitors based in Hampshire.
Mr Foord confirmed that on 6 June 2019 supplementary information was provided to all parties ahead of today’s proceedings setting out conditions offered by the applicant which have been agreed in principle with Sussex Police during mediation. No comments had been received from any other person in connection with the proposed conditions. To assist proceedings printed copies of the correspondence were available and enlarged colour copies of the plans included in the report.
Mr Foord confirmed that the representation originally submitted by Mr Naish, Planning Technician with CDC were withdrawn on 11 June 2019 and advised that no weight should be given to its inclusion in the bundle as it was the understanding of this Licensing Authority that the intention of the original correspondence was for information purposes only, in respect of potential future planning requirements.
Mr Foord reported that a copy of the original Premises Licence variation application had been reproduced within the bundle and was summarised in a table format at pages 7 and 8 with a column illustrating the current permitted activities and associated hours under the current Premises Licence.
Mr Foord outlined that the Premises Licence variation application was seeking to provide the addition of ‘Live’ and ‘Recorded music’ as new forms of regulated entertainment and amendments to the permitted hours associated with the provision of ‘Late night refreshment’ and the ‘retail sale of alcohol’, as follows:
Consideration of any late items
(a) items added to the agenda papers and made available for public inspection;
(b) items which the chairman has agreed should be taken as matters of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be reported at the meeting.
There were no late items for consideration at this meeting.