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To elect a Chairman for this Hearing
It was proposed by Cllr John Elliott and seconded by Cllr Adrian Moss that Cllr Susan Taylor be elected as the Chairman for this meeting of the Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (AELSC).
Cllr Taylor consented to act as Chairman and duly chaired the whole of the meeting.
Cllr Taylor read out the emergency evacuation procedure for the benefit of the members of the public who were present.
Cllr Taylor 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
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, and all members on the Sub-Committee were representing wards outside the city of Chichester.
Priory Park, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1BL
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(c) Notice of any representations withdrawn.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
Cllr Taylor 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.
Cllr Taylor formally opened the hearing and introduced the members of the Sub-Committee and the officers present.
Cllr Taylor sought clarification from officers regarding whether any members of the public wished to make representations to the Sub-Committee.
Mr David Knowles-Ley, Licensing Manager, confirmed that six members of the public had indicated they wished to attend the hearing and five wished to address the Sub-Committee, one of which who was unable to attend would be represented by another member of the public. Mr Knowles-Ley provided a list of attendees for the Sub-Committee.
Cllr Taylor confirmed the purpose of the hearing was to consider whether to grant a Premises Licence and to give consideration as to whether it is appropriate to attach conditions to ensure the statutory licensing objectives are promoted.
Cllr Taylor asked for confirmation as to whether there had been any requests to introduce late evidence. Mr Nicholas Bennett, Divisional Manager, responded that he had spoken to the applicants and they had confirmed that they were not submitting any late evidence and he was not aware of any other parties bringing late evidence, but were they to do so, it would be processed and information provided for the Sub-Committee.
Cllr Martyn Bell requested clarification with regards to evidence, as there appeared to be some confusion relating to the map of Priory Park detailing the proposed area. Mr Knowles-Ley responded that a black and white map could be found at page 43 in the bundle and a large coloured version of the map was available for the hearing.
Cllr Taylor confirmed that the Sub-Committee members had received and read the agenda papers for the hearing and therefore there was no requirement to iterate evidence which had previously been submitted.
Licensing Manager’s Introduction
Mr Knowles-Ley outlined details of the application submitted by Arena Sports Live Ltd of Elizabeth House, Queen Street, Abingdon for a permanent Premises Licence authorising a variety of licensable activities to take place annually on three days between 1st May and September 30th in a designated area of Priory Park, Chichester.
The basis on which the Sub-Committee had been convened was as a result of the Licensing Authority receiving 19 representations, all in opposition to the application. Of the representations received, two were from Responsible Authorities namely Sussex Police and the Environmental Protection Team with the remainder from a variety of other parties. All representations received were shown at pages 71-123 of the bundle along with a plan at page 15 which showed the location of all representors in relation to the application site.
Within the representation submitted by Sussex Police, a number of conditions were proposed with the intention of ensuring that the four licensing objectives which underpin the Licensing ... view the full minutes text for item 33.
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.