Agenda and draft minutes

Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee
Thursday 14 May 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Virtual

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No. Item


To elect a Chairman for this Hearing


It was proposed by Cllr Moss and seconded by Cllr Potterthat Cllr Sutton be elected as the Chairman for this meeting of the Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee (AELSC).


Cllr Sutton consented to act as Chairman and duly chaired the whole meeting.


Cllr Sutton confirmed the address of the premises which were the subject of the hearing which would take place in respect of Agenda Item 3 as; ‘Flip Out’ - Atlas House, Glenmore Business Park, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7BJ.


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 that of the Application premises.


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'Flip Out', Atlas House, Glenmore Business Park, Portfield Works, Oving, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7BJ


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(c)          Notice of any representations withdrawn.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




Additional documents:


Preliminary Matters


Cllr 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 representative or the public. The Hearing in this matter was heard using remote technology as provided for under the Coronoavirus Act 2020 and the relevant Regulations made under the 2020 Act and was held in a ZOOM hearing on Thursday 14th May 2020 at 9:30.  All parties were able to participate and could hear and be heard and the meeting was not interrupted by technical issues of any kind.


The Sub Committee followed the procedure set out at page 3 of the document pack.  The membership was as set out in the pack.


Cllr Sutton formally opened the hearing and introduced the members of the Sub-Committee and the officers present.


The Chairman sought clarification as to who was in attendance for the Applicant. Mr Wootton and Mr Payne confirmed their representation for the Applicant as manager and legal representative respectively.


Ms Giusj Di Lauro, Litigation and Licensing Lawyer confirmed her role within the hearing. She explained that her role was to advise the Sub-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 Sub-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 Sutton 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 Sutton 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. Mr Foord set out the application and set out the representations to same, and further clarified the basis of the application as to alcohol and late night refreshment.  He went through the application as set out in the document pack.  He confirmed the Applicant details, and gave an indication that there were no relevant issues he needed to raise having liaised with other licensing authorities having a role as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.


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.