Venue: King Charles Hall, Guildhall, Winchester
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The Chairman welcomed to the meeting:
George Edward Laurence Clarendon, Earl of Clarendon Bryonie Victoria Lowther Clarendon, Countess of Clarendon
Other Interested Parties:
· Richard Lampitt (on behalf of Susan Lampitt)
· Leon Maschner
Miss Appletree introduced the Report which set out the details of the application. In summary, she explained that an application for a new premises licence for Holywell House, Holywell, Swanmore had been made under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003. The application was to licence specific areas of the Holywell Estate, namely the main house, the summer garden, the walled garden and the park (as shown in Appendix 3 of the Report) and the purpose of the application was for the provision of regulated entertainment, the provision of late night refreshment and the supply of alcohol.
Miss Appletree explained that the notice of application had initially been improperly advertised; therefore the application was resubmitted with amendments by the applicant on 18 April 2019 and re-advertised correctly for a period of 28 days until 16 May 2019.
It was noted that on the revised application the licensable hours had reduced to minimise disturbance to local residents. All parties who had submitted representation to the application were informed of these changes and advised to reconsider their response to the application accordingly. Representations received before 18 April 2019 were still accepted as valid. The amendments were also published on the Council’s website. The application was set out in Appendix 1 to the report.
Representations had initially been received by Hampshire Constabulary with regards to the prevention of crime and disorder and the prevention of children from harm licensing objectives, and by Environmental Health in respect of the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective. However, both responsible authorities had since withdrawn their representations following discussion with the applicant to agree a number of conditions and amendments to the application, as set out in Section 5 of the report.
It was reported that Environmental Health had received four noise complaints to the premises over the last ten years. All of these complaints related to shooting activities in the countryside, which are not licensable under the Licensing Act 2003 and therefore outside of the licensing authority’s control.
93 valid representations had been received from local residents and other members of the public, all of which had raised objections to the application. The representations related primarily to the licensing objectives of public safety and the prevention of public nuisance, as set out in Appendix 2 to the report.
No further representations had been received from any other responsible authorities (and those from Hampshire Constabulary and Environment Health had since been withdrawn).
In response to questions, Mrs Toms clarified that the application had now been amended to one event per year for more than 500 people (but less than 3000), and that this one larger event would not occur on a Sunday. A condition had been agreed to seek the applicants to focus attention on the speaker orientation and monitoring noise on ... view the full minutes text for item 1.