Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting on Zoom. View directions

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Media

Items
No. Item

27.

Webcasting Introduction

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Minutes:

The Chairman made a short address to remind everyone present that the meeting would be broadcast live to the internet, and would be capable of repeated viewing, which could infringe their human and data protection rights.

28.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made pursuant to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct.

29.

Procedures for the Conduct of a Virtual Meeting pdf icon PDF 185 KB

Please find attached the revised procedures for holding and attending a virtual meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted the procedure for the conduct of business for this virtual meeting.

30.

Procedure for the Conduct of Business pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To note the adopted procedure for the conduct of business by the Sub-Committee.

 

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The Sub-Committee noted the agreed procedure for the conduct of business and the Terms of Reference.

31.

Application for a new Premises Licence - Blakes Golf Club, Epping Road, North Weald Bassett, Epping CM16 6RZ pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To consider the attached report for a new premises licence.

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The three Councillors that presided over this item were Councillors R Morgan (Chairman), S Heather and L Mead. The Chairman introduced the Members and Officers present. The Chairman welcomed the participants to the Sub-Committee. In attendance for the application were the applicants, Mr M Khan, Mr D Sherrin and premises supervisor, Ms L O’Reilly. Ms J Milovanovic, Moreton, Bobbingworth and the Lavers Parish Clerk, was present as an objector.

 

a)         The Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Compliance Officer, D Houghton, informed the Sub-Committee that an application has been made by Blakes Corporation Licence Ltd, 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, for a new premises licence at Blakes Golf Club, Epping Road, North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16 6RZ.

 

The application had been received by the Licensing Authority on 29 July 2020. A copy of the new premises licence application and the operating schedule setting out conditions, which would be attached to the licence application if this application was granted, were attached to the agenda.

 

The new premise licence application was for the following amended licensing activities:

 

            Provision of Live Music

Monday to Sunday 11.00 – 00.00 (midnight)

 

Provision of Recorded Music

Monday to Sunday 11.00 – 00.00 (midnight)

 

Provision of the Performance of Dance

Monday to Sunday 11.00 – 00.00 (midnight)

 

Provision of Late Night Refreshment

Monday to Sunday 11.00 – 00.00 (midnight)

 

Sale by Retail of Alcohol

Monday to Sunday 11.00-00.00 (midnight) on sales only

 

Opening Times of the premises

Monday to Sunday 07.00 – 00.00 (midnight)

 

The application had been properly advertised at the premises, in a local newspaper and the public notice was attached to the agenda. All residences and businesses within a 150-metre radius of the premises had been individually consulted.

 

The Council had received one letter of objection from Moreton, Bobbingworth and the Lavers Parish Council that had related to one of the four licensing objectives, the prevention of public nuisance, which was detailed in the agenda.

 

The applicant had also agreed recommended conditions with Essex Police, as detailed in the agenda. Responses from Essex County Fire and Rescue and the Council’s Public Health and Environmental Health teams did not have any comments to make. A response received from the Council’s Planning department advised that no planning permission had been given for the use of the premises as a party/wedding venue. It was for this reason that Planning would not support this licence. All the responses were detailed in the agenda.

 

There had been a licence at this venue previously, but Blakes Leisure had gone into administration in November 2019. Therefore, the licence for the premises had lapsed, but the Licensing Authority had not been informed. The report from Companies House and a copy of the previous licence were also detailed in the agenda.

 

The plan submitted with the application was for the premises only and did not include an outside area. However, it was noted that under the provisions of live music, recorded music, performance of dance and late night refreshment, the applicant  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.

32.

Application for a new Premises Licence - Rosemary House (Off Licence), Dobbs Weir Road, Hoddesdon EN11 OAZ pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider the attached report for a new premises licence.

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The Sub-Committee was advised that the application for this premises licence had been invalid as it had not been advertised correctly, as was required under the Licensing Act 2003. The responsible Licensing Compliance Officer, H Gould, had therefore had to withdraw the application and the consultation had been started again.