Agenda and minutes

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Note: This meeting has been moved from the 9 February to allow for a further period of mediation 

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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.


There were no declarations of interest or substitute members


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 public questions


Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a new Premises Licence at: Worthing Pride, Steyne Gardens pdf icon PDF 32 MB

To consider a report by the Interim Director for Communities, copy attached as item 3.


Before the Committee was a report by the Interim Director for Communities, a copy of which had been circulated to all members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as item 3. The application before members had been the subject of formal representation by two responsible authorities and 25 members of the public and it therefore fells to this sub-committee to determine.


Report of the Licensing Officer


The Licensing Officer introduced the report to the Committee. Members were told that there had been successful mediation for the event between the applicant Sussex Police and Environmental Protection and told members that should the application be successful conditions agreed by the parties would be included on the licence. There were still outstanding representations that had been received by members of the public.


Questions from members for the Licensing Officer


A Member asked if the event was similar to other licences granted on the land. Members were told that it was but each licence should be judged on its own merits


Representation from Member of the Public


A Member of the public made a representation which is summarised as follows:


·         The resident objected to the application;

·         The event was different from other events held on the Steyne including the now radio event it was also for a longer period of time;

·         The event was over three days;

·         Noise from the event travelled in all directions;

·         There were events in Steyne Gardens throughout the summer;

·         Music from events went on until late in the Evenings;

·         Local residents were carrying the burden of the upset;


Members questions for those that made representations


A Member asked if the resident was aware of events held on the Steyne when the property was purchased. The resident told Members that they were only aware of some events. The daytime was not a problem but evening events such as October fest and Worthing pride caused upset with local residents. There had been no direct contact with residents about the event only green notices placed around the Steyne on trees. Where there was music the Local Authority should have reached out to local residents. Members were told by the Licensing Officer that the statutory advertisement of the event as set out in law had been met.


Representation of the Applicant


The applicant made a representation which is summarised as follows:


·         The applicant understood concerns and had sought to mediate;

·         The applicant had taken on board public representations and had altered times accordingly;

·         The capacity of the ground was the same as the previous location but the new location had better access for equipment;

·         The applicant had done everything they could to appease concerns;

·         Members’ attention was drawn to the noise management plan and how this would manage noise throughout the day.


Members’ questions for the Applicant


A Member asked if the applicant would be willing to reduce the terminal hour of the event by 30 minutes. The applicant told the sub-committee that the hours had  ...  view the full minutes text for item LCSC/13/21-22