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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. Members and Officers may seek advice upon any relevant interest from the Monitoring Officer prior to the meeting.


Cllr Cathy Glynn-Davies declared that she was a member of the Unite Union. She also declared that a family member ran a public house in the Worthing area.


There were no substitutes.


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 variation to a Premises Licence. pdf icon PDF 256 KB

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

Additional documents:


Londis - Churchills Newsagents, 115 Montague Street, Worthing, BN11 3BP


Before the Sub-Committee was a report by the Director for Communities, which has been circulated to all Members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as item 3.


Presenting Officer outlined the application


The Licensing Officer outlined the application before members. Members were advised that the application had been the subject of formal representation by two responsible authorities, the Police, the A&W Environmental Health Protection Team and 8 members of the public. The Officer clarified that the Police had withdrawn their representation given that the applicant had agreed to additional conditions suggested by the Police. He advised that A&W Environmental Health Protection Team had also withdrawn their representation as a result of an amendment to the application timings, which had been reduced, and 2 of the 8 representations from members of the public had also been withdrawn.


The applicant confirmed that the Licensing Officer had provided an accurate outline of the application.


Questions from Members for the presenting Officer


A Member asked if the applicant had applied for a pavement licence and the Officer clarified that they had not.


Representation from the applicant.


The applicant made a representation which is summarised as follows:


·         They had altered the opening hours applied for as a direct result of the representations made.

·         They had 11 year experience in this trade.

·         Their business was a responsible, family run business.


Questions from Members to the applicant.


There were none.


Summing up of the Officer.


The Officer reiterated that this was a straightforward application to sell alcohol from 10am till 11pm in line with the planning permission that had been granted to the applicant. It had been brought to committee because of the 6 remaining representations from members of the public.


Summing up of the applicant


The applicant declined to add a summary.


The meeting adjourned to go into closed session at 6.47pm






The Sub-Committee considered all the written & oral representations and heard

statements from the applicant’s representative. It resolved that a Premises Licence

be granted with all the conditions agreed during mediation with Sussex Police and

the amendment to the timings volunteered by the applicant prior to the hearing to

address the Environmental Protection Team’s and public’s representations.


The grant of the licence is also subject to all the relevant conditions volunteered by

the applicant in the operating schedule and the mandatory conditions required by the

Licensing Act 2003 and all other relevant legislation.


The reason for the decision is:


The Sub-Committee considered:


·         The representations made by the Responsible Authorities.

·         The mediation during which the applicant had agreed to include the further

licence conditions suggested by Sussex Police being placed on the licence.

·         The amended timings volunteered by the applicant prior to the hearing.

·         The remaining relevant representations which had not been withdrawn.


The Sub-Committee also gave regard to human rights legislation and the rules of

natural justice.


In discharging its functions the Sub-Committee did so  ...  view the full minutes text for item LCSC/13/22-23