Venue: Wykeham Room, Guildhall, Winchester
Contact: Claire Buchanan, Senior Democratic Services Officer Tel: 01962 848 438 Email: email@example.com
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The Chairman welcomed to the meeting:
Representing the Applicant – Norton Park Hotel
· Karen Cochrane – Flint Bishop LLP (Solicitor for the Applicant)
· Debbie Paggett (Premises Manager)
Miss Appletree introduced the Report which set out the details of the application. In summary, she explained that an application for a variation to the premises licence for Norton Park Hotel, Bullington Road, Sutton Scotney under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003. The application proposed to amend the following condition from the Premises Licence ‘Licensable activities shall take place in the Barn only between the hours of 1100 and 2200’, to extend the hours until 0000 (midnight). In addition, the applicant proposed to add two new conditions, as set out in Section 5 of the report. These conditions proposed that noise nuisance may be prevented by the use of a noise limiting device and ensuring that the patio doors are closed save for emergency exit.
The Committee noted that the current Premises Licence allows the provision of regulated entertainment, provision of late night refreshment and supply of alcohol. Full details of the Premises Licence were set out in Appendix 3 to the report.
One valid representation had been received from an interested party raising concerns regarding the public nuisance licensing objective, as set out in Appendix 2 to the Report.
The Sub-Committee were advised that the representation referred to the planning consent granted in 2004 and were reminded that matters relating to planning were governed under the separate planning regime, did not form part of licensing and were not relevant for consideration of this application.
No further representations had been received from any responsible authorities or interested parties.
In response to questions, Ms Tetstall clarified that, at the present time, it had not been established whether the planning condition relating to the barn was still extant and as no definitive response had been received, this currently remained a moot point at this time. The applicant was informed to seek planning and legal advice from the Council on this matter under separate cover.
At the invitation of the Chairman, Ms Cochrane, speaking on behalf of the applicant, Delta Norton Park Op Co Limited, addressed the Sub-Committee and outlined the background to the variation of the premises licence to amend the hours for licensable activities to take place in the barn only to 0000 (midnight), in order to facilitate functions in the barn area. Ms Cochrane outlined the further conditions that had been proposed as set out in Section 5 of the report which had been imposed to satisfy the application.
In summing up, in addition, Ms Cochrane advised that the applicant intended to implement further conditions to support the public nuisance licensing objective, as follows:
(i) That fire tabs be placed on the barn doors from 10pm to prevent access to the garden; only to be broken in the event of an emergency;
(ii) That no amplified bands be permitted in the barn;
(iii) That smoking bins be ... view the full minutes text for item 1.
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The Chairman welcomed all those present to the meeting:
Representing the Applicant – G A Gourmet Ltd
Laura Small (Premises Manager)
Tom Hopkins (Operations Director for GA Gourmet Ltd)
Rebecca Jones, also on behalf of Annie Shipwith
Miss Appletree introduced the Report which set out the details of the application. In summary, she explained that the application was for a variation to the premises licence under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 for the Old House Hotel, The Square, Wickham, Fareham, PO17 5JG. The application proposed to add Live Music (indoors and outdoors) and Recorded Music (outdoors) to the Premises Licence as Licensable activities. The proposed hours shown on the application for Live Music were 1100 to 2300 Monday to Sunday. The proposed hours for Recorded Music were 0700 to 0000 Monday to Saturday, and 0700 to 2300 on Sunday. Members were advised that full details of the application could be read in sections E and F of the Operating Schedule in Appendix 1 and full details of the current permitted licensable activities and hours could be found in Appendix 3 of the officer’s report.
In addition, the Committee was advised that Environmental Health had made a representation against this application with regards to the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective. This was withdrawn following an agreement of conditions between Environmental Health and the applicant. These conditions were described in Section 5 of the officer’s report. Further, that eleven valid representations had been received from ‘Other Persons’, all of which were against the application. These representations were set out in Appendix 2 and primarily relate to the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective. One representation, from Councillor Evans had been withdrawn since the publication of the report, leaving ten valid representations. The committee was advised that the withdrawn representation should not be considered in the determination of the application.
At the invitation of the Chairman, Ms Small, speaking on behalf of the applicant, addressed the Sub-Committee and outlined the background to the variation of the premises licence. Ms Small also outlined a number of points that she felt dealt with the concerns that had been raised within the representations from interested parties.
The Chairman then invited any interested parties to address the Committee. Mrs Jones addressed the committee. In summary, Mrs Jones, whilst wishing the Hotel business well, did have a number of concerns regarding the application and asked the Committee to consider these prior to the determination of the application. The key matters she raised related to:
? the proximity of neighbouring properties to the Hotel and the resulting noise disturbance.
? the impact to the Conservation area status.
? the disturbance to wildlife.
? issues around parking of vehicles.
? general disturbance as a result of increased footfall.
? the number and timing of events being applied for.
Following discussion, Miss Appletree clarified that a licence was not required for a performance of unamplified, live music on any premises between 0800 and 2300 on any day. It was ... view the full minutes text for item 2.