Agenda and minutes

Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday 30 April 2021 9.30 am

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No. Item


To elect a Chairman for this Hearing


It was proposed by Cllr Moss and seconded by Cllr McAra that Cllr Potter be elected as the Chairman for this meeting of the Alcohol and Licensing Sub Committee (AELSC).


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


Cllr Potter confirmed the purpose of the hearing was to consider a full Premises Licence variation application and confirmed the address of the premises which were subject to the hearing which would take place in respect of Agenda Item 3 as The Waterfront Quays and incorporating, The Embassy Club Room, Embassy Club, Family Area, Solent View & Ocean Bar, West Sands Caravan Park, Mill Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 9BH


The Chairman formally opened the hearing and introduced members of the Sub-Committee and the officers present.


Ms Di Lauro 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 under the Licensing Act 2003. Ms Di Lauro  confirmed that she would retire with the Sub-Committee, subject to no objection, in order to ensure that the Principles of Natural Justice were adhered to in the decision making process and to provide any other legal advice, as required. Ms Di Lauro explained that should any advice be provided to the Sub-Committee once they had retired to consider the application, it would be recorded in the decision notice.



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 represented wards outside that of the premises subject of the application.



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The Waterfront Quays and incorporating, The Embassy Club Room, Embassy Club, Family Area, Solent View & Ocean Bar, West Sands Caravan Park, Mill Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20

Application for a Variation of 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(c)          Notice of any representations withdrawn.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


The Sub Committee followed the procedure set out on the agenda front sheet.


Mr Knowles-Ley confirmed that all members of the Sub-Committee had been given a list of all the responses to the Notice of Hearing, and confirmed that there were no late responses.


Licensing Manager’s Report


Mr Knowles-Ley outlined the details of the application. He explained that this Licensing Authority had been asked to determine a Premises Licence variation application submitted by White Horse Caravan Company Limited of 1 Bartholomew Lane, London, EC2N 2AX in respect of the premises known as The Waterfront Quays. He explained that The Waterfront Quays is a large purpose built entertainment complex located at West Sands Caravan Park, Mill Lane, Selsey, and comprises of a variety of separate areas including The Embassy Club Room, Embassy Club, Family Area, Solent View and Ocean Bar.


He informed the Sub-Committee that the variation application seeks to vary the current Premises Licence held by White Horse Caravan Company Limited since 2010. 


To assist with the proceedings, a copy of the current Premises Licence, No. 3815/10/01973/LAPRE was provided at pages 123-134 of the agenda pack.  Mr Knowles-Ley had also summarised the current permitted licensed activities and various associated hours in his report at paragraph 4.4 in the second column of the table, shown at page 7 and 8 of the agenda pack.


Mr Knowles-Ley confirmed the timeline associated with the application.  The application was accepted as having been validly made on the 26th February 2021.  The subsequent period during which relevant representations could be submitted ran for 28 consecutive days concluding at the end of the 26th March 2021.  Throughout the representation period statutory notices were displayed at the premises and an appropriate advert published on the 4th March 2021 in the Chichester Observer.


Mr Knowles-Ley informed the sub-committee that a copy of the original application form and proposed revised premises plan had been reproduced in full and could be viewed at pages 19 to 32 of the agenda pack. 


Mr Knowles-Ley explained that the application, was seeking a number of changes which were outlined in his report at paragraph 4.3, pages 6 and 7 of the agenda pack.  Mr Knowles-Ley highlighted that for completeness it was appropriate to make all parties aware of the contents of original application, however, he explained that the applicant had since requested certain aspects be removed from their application and would clarify these remaining elements later in his report. To surmise he explained that the original application sought the following:


(a)           To extend regulated entertainment, this included the performance of a play, exhibition of a film, indoor sporting events, boxing or wrestling and live music, Monday to Sunday 0900 to 0300 the following morning. 


(b)           To extend Late Night Refreshment Monday to Sunday 2300 to 0300 the following morning.


(c)           Approve internal alterations at the premises to include a new double door entrance to the premises, changes to the access to the Ocean Pub, addition of bi-folding doors,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.


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.