Venue: Committee Room 2, East Pallant House. View directions
To elect a Chairman for this Hearing
That Mr Connor be elected Chairman of the Sub-Committee.
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.
Mr Connor declared a personal interest as a Chichester District Council appointed member of the Chichester Harbour Conservancy.
Application for a New 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(c) Notice of any representations withdrawn.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 (pages 1 to 4).
Mr T Sturton-Davies, Applicant/Designated Premises Supervisor
The Chairman formally opened the hearing and introduced the Sub-Committee members and Chichester District Council officers present.
Mr Foord confirmed that Sussex Police had withdrawn their representation. He advised that Mr C Fox, an interested party, was in attendance today to represent himself and a number of interested parties who had made representations. Mr Fox had been advised that in his address he was required only to expand on the contents of his own and the representations of those interested parties he was representing.
Mr Bennett obtained the consent from the applicant to retire with the Sub-Committee in order to give legal advice only when they made their decision in respect of the application.
Mr Foord outlined the details of the application for a new premises licence. He advised that the applicant, Mr Sturton-Davies, who resided at the premises site, was present at today’s hearing. He referred to the premises layout plan, which had been superseded by the plan contained on page 21 of the agenda papers. He referred to a series of screenshots, showing images from the applicant’s Facebook page, which had been circulated to all parties at the request of Mr Fox.
He reported that a valid application for a new premises licence was received on 17 November 2016, and that the representation period had run for 28 days until15 December 2016. The statutory notice had been displayed at the premises and a notice published in the Chichester Observer series of newspapers on 24 November 2016. The only licensable activity that was being applied for was for the Supply of Alcohol for consumption on and off the premises. He confirmed that the provision of Late Night Refreshment or Live Entertainment had not been applied for.
The applicant had entered into successful mediation with Sussex Police and the Chichester Harbour Conservancy (CHC). Following CHC’s objection the applicant had agreed in principle the following amendment to the hours, of everyday 10:00 hours to 23:00 hours, that had been applied for, in respect of the Supply of Alcohol as follows:
1 October to 31 March:
- Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 hours to 23:00 hours
- Sunday to Tuesday: 10:00 hours to 21:00 hours
1 April to 30 September:
- Everyday: 10:00 hours to 23:00 hours
Mr Foord advised that the proposed amendments may have changed further following further mediation and, if this was the case, the applicant would provide details later on during the hearing. However, it remained a matter for the Sub-Committee to consider these amendments and make a decision with reasons.
He referred to the steps the applicant intended to take to promote the four licensing objectives, as outlined in the operating schedule on pages 34 and 35 of the agenda papers. He advised that 52 representations had been received in total, both objecting and supporting the application from residents living in the local community as well as some living considerably further away. These representations were included in Attachment D of the ... view the full minutes text for item 6.
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.