Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday 6th June, 2023 10.00 am

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No. Item


Appointment of Chairman


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


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



To receive apologies for absence.


There were no apologies for absence.


Chairman's Announcements


There were no Chairman’s Announcements. Councillor Connolly reminded all participants to use their microphones as the meeting was being webcasted.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any Members’ Declarations of Interest.


There were no declarations of interest.


Summary of Procedure pdf icon PDF 131 KB

A summary of the procedure to be followed during consideration of item 7 is attached.



The Chairman drew the hearings attention to the Summary of Procedure which was included in the agenda pack at pages 5 – 11.


Application for a new premises licence for Campo Sancho, Walkern Hall, Clay End Road, Walkern, Hertfordshire, SG2 7HZ (23/0511/PL) pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee received a report on the application for a New Premises Licence for Campo Sancho, Walkern Hill, Clay End Road, Walkern, Hertfordshire, SG2 7HZ (23/0511/PL).


The Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer presented the report and summarised the application. Members of the Sub-Committee and the applicant asked questions. The applicant’s agent and the applicant presented the application and they answered questions from the Sub-Committee.


In line with procedure, at the conclusion of the closing submissions, the Sub-Committee retired to consider the evidence presented to the hearing by the applicant’s agent and the applicant. They were accompanied by the Democratic Services Officer and the Litigation and Advisory Lawyer.


The Sub-Committee reconvened in public session to give its decision. The Chairman said that the Sub-Committee have considered the application for a premises licence for Campo Sancho Limited, Walkern Hall, Clay End Road, Walkern, Hertfordshire, SG2 7HZ (23/0511/PL). Members had read and listened to the comments of the Senior Licensing and Enforcement Officer, the Applicant, and the written representation from the Interested party.


In determining this matter, the Sub-Committee have decided to grant the application for an annual festival consisting of four consecutive days (Thursday to Sunday) with a maximum capacity of:


a)                     1250 persons in 2023

b)                    1350 persons in 2024

c)                      1500 persons in 2025


For the following licensable activities:


(i)                     Plays, Films, Live Music, Performance of Dance (Indoors and Outdoors)

           Friday – Sunday         12:00 - 00:00*


*Live music times are weather dependent, If the weather and forecast are good live music will be performed outside, if poor then this will be performed inside. If outside live music will stop at 21:00. If indoors live music will stop at 00:00


(ii)                          Recorded music (Indoors and Outdoors)

Thursday  18:00 – 23:00*  

Friday        12:00 – 03:00*

Saturday   12:00 – 04:00*

Sunday      12:00 – 00:00*


*Recorded music is described as ‘background’ and from 21:00 recorded music is proposed to be performed inside only


(iii)                        Late night refreshments (Outdoors)

Friday        23:00 – 03:00

Saturday   23:00 – 04:00

Sunday      23:00 – 00:00


(iv)                The supply of alcohol (for consumption on the premises)

Thursday            18:00 – 23:00

Friday                  10:00 – 03:00

Saturday             10:00 – 04:00

Sunday                11:00 – 23:50


Premises open to the public

Thursday  18:00 – 23:00

Friday        10:00 – 03:00

Saturday   10:00 – 04:00

Sunday      10:00 – 00:00


And subject to the conditions agreed between the Applicant and Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire County Council’s Public Health and Trading Standards and Environmental Health noting the amendment to condition 10 which shall now read:


A telephone number shall be designated for complaints and must be active throughout the event in case of noise disturbance. This should be in the hands of a nominated person who will answer. The telephone number shall made available 7 days before the event, provided to Environmental Health and published clearly on the front page of the event website. The telephone number shall be made available to Benington Parish Council 14 days before the event.


A copy should also be affixed to the entrance  ...  view the full minutes text for item 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.


There was no urgent business.