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Prior to the commencement of the meeting, the Chairman announced that the meeting would be adjourned to commence at 10.30am to allow all parties to be in attendance.
1. NEW PREMISES LICENCE – KASSIA LOUNGE, HAMBLEDON ROAD,
DENMEAD, PO7 6NU
The Chairperson welcomed all those present to the meeting:
· Fasu Miah
· Sara Hayes-Arter on behalf of Environmental Health, Winchester City Council
· Ian Cameron
· Kevin Andreoli
· Lydia Merriman (on behalf of Denmead Parish Council)
· Mrs J Isaac
· Paula Langford-Smith
The Licensing Officer introduced the report which set out the details of the application. In summary, he explained that the application was for a New Premises Licence under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for Kassia Lounge, Hambledon Road, Denmead, Hampshire, PO7 6NU.
The Licensing Officer explained that the application described the premises as a restaurant and bar serving Indian food, seeking to provide live music, recorded music, late night refreshment, sale of alcohol (for consumption on and off the premises) and a change to opening hours, as set out in appendix 1 to the report.
The Committee was advised that Hampshire Constabulary had made a representation against the application with regard to the prevention of crime and disorder and protection of children from harm licensing objectives. During the consultation period, a number of conditions had been agreed between Hampshire Constabulary and the applicant, and the representation was subsequently withdrawn. These conditions were set out in section 5 of the report.
Furthermore, Winchester City Council’s Environmental Health team had also made a representation against this application with regard to the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective. This was set out in appendix 2 to the report. The allocated Environmental Protection Officer, Winchester City Council was in attendance to address the Sub Committee in respect of this objection.
In addition, representations had been received from 26 Other Persons, raising objection to the application, primarily in relation to the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective. These representations were set out in full in appendix 3 to the report.
The Licensing Officer drew Members’ attention to the revised map (appendix 4) set out on page 3 of the supplementary agenda, which had been updated and included the location of the premises and the address locations of those Other Persons who had made representations in relation to the premises.
The Sub-Committee were advised that several of the representations received made reference to the hours of use set out in the planning permission and Members were reminded that planning and licensing were separate regimes. For clarification, the Licensing Officer advised that the hours of use agreed within the planning permission were approved as follows:
Sunday to Thursday 0900 – 2230
Friday to Saturday 0900 – 2300
In conclusion, the Licensing Officer stated that if the Sub-Committee were minded to approve the application, there were conditions to consider, as set out in Section 5 of the report, including those conditions agreed by Hampshire Constabulary and the applicant (set out in ... view the full minutes text for item 1.