Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2, Worthing Town Hall

Contact: Chris Cadman-Dando
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No. Item

LCCB /19-20/14

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.



LCCB /19-20/15

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.

LCCB /19-20/16

Licensing Act 2003 – Application for a new Premises Licence at: Lucifer’s Café Bar 58/62 Portland Road, Worthing, BN11 1QG pdf icon PDF 7 MB

To consider a report by the Director for Communities, 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. 


Questions from Members for the presenting Officer


There were no questions for the presenting Officer.


Representation from Resident A 


The mother of the resident made a representation on her behalf which is summarised as follows:


  • The adjoining wall to their property was thin and sound carried easily;
  • Up to September 2019 very few people attended the Cafe so very little noise experienced, and from September 2019 had been closed, therefore difficult to gauge the increase in noise should permission be granted;
  • There is a child in the adjoining property 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:


  • Originally opened as a Cafe, together with small retail section, which attracted few customers, hence the change in direction;
  • The applicant and partner had both been in the licensing trade for some time;
  • The applicant ran two businesses in Worthing, one providing security services in the town and the other business being a registered charity, a local gym, which provided fitness instruction and exercise classes;
  • Members were given an explanation as to how the premises would operate and the type of customers it was expected to serve.


Questions from Members to the applicant 


A Member asked questions about refurbishment of the premises and was told it would be minimal, the features of the cafe remaining but moving away from the sports theme.  There was another question in relation to the applicant’s experience, which the applicant outlined.



Questions from the resident to the applicant 


The resident’s representative questioned how the applicant intended to generate more business when there were similar venues in the town centre. 


Summing up of the applicant and Resident


The resident’s representative stated she would not want to live in such close proximity to the business, notwithstanding how well it was managed, and advised Members her daughter would not have purchased the house if she had been aware that it would become a Cafe/Bar.


The applicant stated he understood the resident’s opinion however, believed the Cafe/Bar would be well managed and any issues addressed.  


The meeting adjourned at 11.27am and reconvened at 11 40am.



That the premises licence should be:


Granted for 

  • the sale of alcohol between 10.00 hours to 21.00 Monday – Sunday 
  • Open to the public between 10.00 hours to 21.30 hours - Monday – Sunday
  • There shall be no provision of outside table & chairs

Sussex Police stated they were reassured that there were already a comprehensive list of conditions  ...  view the full minutes text for item LCCB /19-20/16