Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Friday 20th November, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Zoom

Contact: Peter Mannings  Tel: (01279) 502174 Email:  peter.mannings@eastherts.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

8.

Appointment of Chairman

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Bolton and seconded by Councillor Andrews, that Councillor Crystall be appointed Chairman for the meeting.  After being put to the meeting and a vote taken, the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED – that Councillor Crystall be appointed Chairman for the meeting.

9.

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

10.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s Announcements.

11.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any Members’ Declarations of Interest.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

12.

Minutes - 1 and 5 June 2020 pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To approve the Minutes of Previous Sub-Committee meetings:

 

1 June 2020

5 June 2020

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Andrews and seconded by Councillor Bolton that the Minutes of the meetings held on 1 and 5 June 2020 each be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.  After being put to the meeting and a vote taken, this motion was declared CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED – that the Minutes of the meetings held on 1 and 5 June 2020 each be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

13.

Application for a New Premises Licence for Premium Alcohol Delivery Ltd (20/0750/PL) pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Officer assisted the Chairman by summarising the procedure for the Sub-Committee hearing. All those present were introduced or introduced themselves. The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer referred Members to the report covering a new premises licence application under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003.

 

The Sub-Committee was advised that on the 31 August 2020, Premium Alcohol Delivery Ltd submitted an application for a new premises licence for Office Six, Broadmeads Pumping Station, Hertford Road, Ware. The application was solely for the supply of alcohol off the premises between 18:00 hours to 06:00 hours Monday to Sunday. Members were advised that the applicant had proposed a number of steps that could be taken to promote the four licensing objectives.

 

The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer said that the public would not have access to the premises at any time as the business model was for delivery only and an age verification scheme would be in use. The Sub-Committee was advised that all windows would be closed and the applicant’s private vehicles would be used from onsite parking and loading bays. The Officer referred to the intended use of blackout blinds and he said that these measures were further strengthened by the conditions agreed with Hertfordshire Constabulary.

 

The Sub-Committee was advised that 12 representations had been received from local residents and interested parties during the consultation period regarding the prevention of public nuisance, the prevention of crime and disorder and public safety licensing objectives.

 

The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer said that the report covered the East Herts statement of licensing policy and the revised guidance under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003. The Sub-Committee should determine the application with a view to promoting the four licensing objectives and Members must consider if the applicant had evidenced whether the application would not undermine the licensing objectives and this should be balanced against the evidence given by interested parties and residents.

 

The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer said that if the Sub-Committee believed that the licensing objectives would not be undermined then the application should be approved. Members were advised that if they believed that the application would not promote the 4 objectives, they should take appropriate and proportionate action to address these concerns. The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer said that the application should only be refused as a last resort and the Members’ decision should be evidence based, justified and appropriate.

 

Councillor Bolton asked if there had been representations from the responsible authorities. The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer confirmed that there had been no such representations. He also confirmed for Councillor Bolton that this was a commercial office site with no residents living there and there were no other premises.

 

Councillor Andrews commented on his assumption that there was no change of use meaning that planning permission was not required. The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer confirmed that this was a commercial site and there had been no replies from Planning Officers.

 

Councillor Crystall  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Urgent Business

To consider such other business as, in the opinion of the Chairman of the meeting, is of sufficient urgency to warrant consideration and is not likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.