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To elect a Chairman for this Hearing
Cllr McAra read out the emergency evacuation procedure for the benefit of the members of the public who were present.
It was proposed by Cllr Taylor and seconded by Cllr Elliottthat Cllr McAra be elected as the Chairman for this meeting of the Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (AELSC).
Cllr McAra consented to act as Chairman and duly chaired the whole meeting.
Cllr McAra confirmed the address of the premises which were the subject of the hearing which would take place in respect of Agenda Item 3 as; Oakland’s Park, Wellington Road, Chichester.
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 Sub-Committee represented wards outside the city of Chichester.
‘Pub in the Park’, Oaklands Park, Wellington Road, Chichester
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(c) Notice of any representations withdrawn.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 McAra 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 representative or the public.
Cllr McAra formally opened the hearing and introduced the members of the Sub-Committee and the officers present.
Cllr McAra sought clarification as to who was in attendance for the Applicant. Katie Caines, Operations Manager and Sarah-May Clarke, Operations Manager for ‘Tom Kerridge presents Pub in the Park’ confirmed their representation for the Applicant.
Ms Giusj Di Lauro, Litigation and Licensing Lawyer confirmed her role within the hearing. She explained that her role was to advise the Committee and to ensure that procedure is followed in accordance with regulations set out in the Licensing Act 2003. Ms Di Lauro confirmed that she would retire with Committee to ensure that the Principles of Natural Justice are adhered to in the decision making process. She informed the Committee that their primary consideration was Section 4 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the four licensing objectives contained within. Ms Di Lauro also advised the Committee to consider the Chichester District Council Licensing Policy 2016 – 2021, Home Office Guidance April 2018, Human Rights Act and Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Ms Di Lauro explained that should any advice be provided to the Sub-Committee once they have retired to consider the application, it would be communicated to all parties when the hearing resumed.
Cllr McAra confirmed the purpose of the hearing was to consider whether to grant a Premises Licence and give consideration as to whether it would be appropriate to attach conditions or otherwise to ensure the licensing objectives are promoted
Cllr McAra confirmed that the Sub-Committee members had received and read the agenda papers for the hearing and therefore there was no requirement to go over evidence which had previously been submitted.
Divisional Manager’s Introduction
Mr Foord, Divisional Manager for Communications, Licensing & Events outlined details of the application submitted by Brand Events TM Ltd of 4 Vencourt Place, London, W6 9NU for a permanent Premises Licence for an event to take place yearly and on an on-going basis for licensable activities to be conducted at the site on three consecutive days in a designated area of Oakland’s Park.
He explained that the application related to an event called ‘Tom Kerridge presents Pub in the Park’, a description and summary of the event was provided on page 6 of the bundle. Mr Foord read out the following from page 6;
“…a three-day food and music festival celebrating gastropub dining across the UK. Under an invitation from Tom Kerridge, celebrity chefs will be producing Michelin starred dining, replicating dishes from each of their own pubs, whilst the audience enjoys live music and boutique shopping in a relaxed pub garden atmosphere’.
Mr Foord explained that in order to assist with the ... view the full minutes text for item 37.
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.