Agenda and minutes
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Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of Interest and Dispensations
There were no declarations of interest or dispensations.
To submit the Minutes of meetings of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 13th and 15th May 2015 for approval as correct records.
Recommended - That the Minutes be received and approved as correct records.
The Minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Sub-Committee held on 13th and 15th May 2015 were submitted for approval as correct records.
Resolved - That the Minutes be received and approved as correct records.
Licensing Hearing Procedure
To advise the Sub-Committee of the Council’s Hearing Procedure to be used in relation to hearings required under the Licensing Act 2003. The Procedure is attached as Appendix E to the undermentioned application.
Recommended - That the Procedure be noted.
The Licensing Sub-Committee was advised of the Council’s Conduct of Hearings Procedure which was to be used in relation to hearings required under the Licensing Act 2003. The Procedure was attached as Appendix E to the undermentioned application.
Resolved - That the Procedure be noted.
To advise the Licensing Sub-Committee of an application to vary a Premises Licence and a determination required under the Licensing Act 2003.
The premises for which the variation is sought is The Mint Tree (formerly Sopranos), 1 Glebe Street, Great Harwood.
Recommended - That the Licensing Sub-Committee must, having regard to the representations, take such of the following steps as it considers appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives:-
a) Grant the application in full;
b) Modify the conditions of the licence; or,
c) Reject the whole or part of the application.
In accordance with the Hyndburn Borough Council Policy on the Conduct of Hearings and the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005, the Licensing Manager advised the Licensing Sub-Committee of an application for a variation of a premises licence in respect of The Mint Tree, 1 Glebe Street, Great Harwood, BB6 7AA and a report relating thereto was submitted. The application was attached as Appendix A to the report. The applicant had requested that a condition relating to three registered door supervisors be removed and replaced with the additional condition: “The premises shall have on duty one SIA registered door supervisor from 22.00 hours until fifteen minutes after closing, every Friday and Saturday, Sunday preceding a bank holiday, all bank holidays, Christmas and New Year’s Eve”. The current licence was attached as Appendix B to the report. Additional information in the form of a Declaration of Statement made by the applicant and two witness statements was submitted. The information included an amendment to the variation licensable activities applied for in Appendix A.
Representations had been received against the application from one of the Responsible Authorities (Lancashire Constabulary) and the operating schedule had been amended in response to those representations. The proposed amendments were attached as Appendix C to the report.
Representations had also been received from another of the Responsible Authorities (Environmental Health) on the grounds of prevention of public nuisance following noise complaints having been received from members of the public and the serving of a noise nuisance abatement notice. The representations were attached as Appendix D to the report. Additional information relating to those representations and the attendance at the hearing of a resident who resided about the premises was submitted.
Valid representations had also been received from interested parties and related to the licensing objectives regarding the Prevention of Public Nuisance, the Prevention of Crime and Disorder and Public Safety. Those representations were also set out in Appendix D to the report.
The Hyndburn Borough Council Licensing Hearing Procedure to be followed in relation to hearings required under the Licensing Act 2003 was attached as Appendix E to the report.
The applicant (Loco Bars Ltd.), together with a representative had been invited to attend the hearing and in that respect the applicant’s representatives David Sinclair Snr (Designated Premises Supervisor) and David Sinclair Jnr (Premises Manager) were in attendance. Chantelle Furness, a resident living above the premises was present in support of the application, having indicated to the Sub-Committee that her complaints about noise nuisance had been resolved.
Representatives from the Responsible Authorities and the other objectors had also been invited to attend and in that respect Paul Thwaites (Environmental Health), Carl Jervis (Baggys Wine Bar) and John Yeoman and his business associate Sebastian Shepherd (Queen Street, Great Harwood) were present. Video evidence of an event taking place and facebook information relating to the promotion of events and free alcoholic shots or deals on alcohol were submitted at the hearing in support of the representations made by John ... view the full minutes text for item 204.