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:
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:
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:
Sussex Police stated they were reassured that there were already a comprehensive list of conditions offered in the application but sought some additions. These have now been successfully mediated with the applicant. Mr Brewer had agreed that if a licence were granted the following conditions would be placed on any licence as enforceable conditions of licence in addition to those included in his operating schedule:
2. The Premises Licence Holder will ensure that smokers from the venue are monitored and controlled to prevent noise nuisance and obstruction of the public highway.
Reason for decision:
As a result of mediation the applicant offered to amend the timings he was applying for and agreed to include the further licence conditions suggested by the police.
The licensing sub-committee had considered the relevant representations and were satisfied that the additional conditions and amended opening hours specifically addressed the relevant concerns raised and as such the licensing objectives would not be undermined by the grant of this premises licence.