Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall

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No. Item


Declarations of Interest / Substitute Members

Members and Officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to any business on the agenda. Declarations should also be made at any stage an interest becomes apparent during the meeting.


If in doubt contact the Legal or Democratic Services representative for this meeting.


Councillor Richard Mulholland declared his substitution for Councillor Sally Smith 


Public Question Time

To receive any questions from Members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 11.2


(Note: Public Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)


There were no questions from members of the public.


Licensing Act 2003 – Application for a new Premises Licence at MT Food & Drink, 80 Broadwater Street West pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To consider a report by the Director for Communties, copy attached as item 3


Before the sub committee was a report by the Director for Communities, a copy of which was circulated to all members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as item 3.


Presenting Officer outlines application


The Licensing Officer introduced the report to the Committee and set out the application before members. The applicant told the committee that the premises was to be known as ‘Finch’    


Questions from Members for the presenting Officer


There were no questions for the presenting officer


Representation from Resident A 


A resident made a representation which is summarised as follows:


  • The proposed outside eating area would cause a hazard to pedestrians given its close proximity to a busy road;
  • There would be an increase in noise from people entering and exiting the premises;
  • There were children living locally that could be disturbed by an increase in noise


Questions for Resident A from Members


There were no questions from members


Questions for Resident A from the applicant


There were no questions from the applicant


Representation from the applicant 


The applicant made a representation which is summarised as follows:


  • The applicant was already running two businesses, a sandwich shop and another premises; ‘Finches’ in Warwick Street;
  • Other Premises had outside furniture in the local area including Starbucks and Costas;
  • Noise allegations were not representative of the business, and to illustrate this members were told that no complaints were received in the past 18 months at the premises run by the applicant in Warwick Street;
  • Music in the premises would be background music;
  • Members were given an explanation of how the premises would operate and they type of customers it expected to serve 
  • The seating area outside was subject to an application to West Sussex County Council;


Questions from Members to the applicant 


Members asked questions about the size of the outside serving area and were told that there would be enough room for mobility vehicles to pass through. There were other questions in relation to the applicant’s experience and residential properties near to the premises. 


Questions from the resident to the applicant 


The applicant asked questions about the safety of the outside seating given it’s close proximity to the road


Summing up of the applicant and Resident


There was no summing up


The meeting adjourned at 6.53pm and reconvened at 7.20pm



The application for a premises licence is granted with conditions which promote the licensing objectives.


The premises conditions are those set out below and additionally that the applicant will abide by any conditions set out in any licence granted by West Sussex County Council for outside seating.


The conditions raised by Sussex Police and which have been agreed by the applicant will be placed in the Operating Schedule as enforceable conditions of licence are as follows:


  1. Digital CCTV and appropriate recording equipment to be installed in accordance with Home Office Guidelines relating to UK Police Requirements for Digital CCTV System (PSDB Publication Number 09/05), operated and maintained throughout the premises  ...  view the full minutes text for item LCSC/13/19-20