The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer summarised the application adding that one representation had been received. The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer reminded Members that having considered the application, their considerations should be evidence based and proportionate to what was being requested. He explained that two Members had visited the premises but that no questions were asked at the time but held until the Sub-committee today.
The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer tabled a response from the representative and stated that there were a number of inconsistences (in terms of timings) in the document.
The Commercial Director (McMullens) stated that this was another well run pub and of a desire by the applicant to bring into use some storage areas and barns and of the suggested conditions by the Police. No representations had been submitted in relation to the use of the areas (used under TENs) in the past.
In response to a question, the DPS explained where the CCTVs were deployed.
Councillor D Andrews sought clarification regarding why there was a need for the kitchen to be open late. The Commercial Director (McMullens) explained that access to the kitchen was need to provide, in the main, teas and coffee.
At the conclusion of the closing submissions, the Sub-Committee, Legal Officer and Democratic Services Officer withdrew from the meeting to allow the Sub-Committee to consider the evidence.
Following their deliberations, the Sub-Committee returned. The Chairman announced that the Sub-committee had listened to the comments and representation received. As such the Sub-Committee was content that the variation as applied for be approved subject to the conditions agreed with the Police (and contained within Essential Reference Paper “E” of the report).
RESOLVED - that the variation be approved subject to the conditions agreed with the Police (and as detailed within essential Reference Paper “E” of the report).