Venue: Old Court Room, The Council House (Chichester City Council), North Street, Chichester. View directions
To elect a Chairman for this Hearing
It was proposed by Mr Potter and seconded by Mrs Taylor that Mr Sutton be elected as the Chairman for this meeting of the Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (AELSC).
Mr Sutton consented to act as Chairman and duly chaired the whole of the meeting.
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.
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(c) Notice of any representations withdrawn.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 attached
Mr Sutton read out the emergency evacuation procedure for the benefit of the members of the public who were present.
Mr Sutton confirmed the address of the premises which were the subject of the hearing which would take place in respect to agenda item 3 as being Priory Park, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1BL.
Mr Sutton confirmed with the Sub-Committee members that they had received and read the agenda papers for this meeting; namely the agenda.
Mr Sutton confirmed 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 or the public.
Mr Sutton formally opened the hearing and advised that Mr Bennett, Divisional Manager, Democratic Services 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.
Divisional Manager’s Introduction
Mr Foord, Divisional Manager, Communications, Licensing & Events outlined the details of the application submitted by Mr Henry Clark of 14 Langdon View, Wembury, Plymouth associated with a Premises Licence of limited duration for two days on Saturday 7th September 2019 and Sunday 8th September 2019 in a designated area of Priory Park, Chichester.
The basis on which this Sub-Committee has been convened is as a result of this Licensing Authority receiving 15 representations; 2 in support and 13 in opposition. The Licensing Authority sent additional information to all representors on behalf of the applicant. The intention was that this information may satisfy the concerns of all representors, however the various representations remain. The correspondence sent to all representors and subsequent responses are shown at pages 95-122 in the bundle.
If the Sub-Committee were minded to grant a Premises Licence the permission would be issued to Mr Henry Clark as an individual. Mr Clark would also be specified on the Licence as the Designated Premises Supervisor, being a Personal Licence holder with Plymouth City Council and having consented to undertake this role as shown at page 37 within the bundle.
Mr Foord clarified that if the decision was to grant a Premises Licence, it is was understood that Mr Clark would not be required to seek planning permission for a change of use of the land under consideration. If there were to be any possible planning implications, these must, and would be dealt with separately to matters being considered under the Licensing Act 2003. This approach is supported by the current Home Office Statutory Guidance issued nationally to all Licensing Authorities.
A full copy of the original application had been reproduced within the bundle at pages 17 to 37, although for convenience the activities and hours applied for are summarised in the report at page 7.
The agenda papers had been provided and made available to all parties connected to the Hearing. The Licensing Team ensured the statutory Notice of Hearing under the Licensing Act ... view the full minutes text for item 29.
Consideration of any late items as follows:
(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.