Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday, 20th January, 2022 2.30 pm

Venue: Walton Suite, Guildhall Winchester

Contact: Claire Buchanan, Senior Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01962 848 438 Email:  cbuchanan@winchester.gov.uk

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1.

Disclosure of Interests

To receive any disclosure of interests from Members and Officers in matters to be discussed.

Note: Councillors are reminded of their obligations to declare disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and/or prejudicial interests in accordance with legislation and the Council’s Code of Conduct.

 

Minutes:

There were no disclosure of interests made at this meeting.

 

2.

Application for New Premises License - The Stable, 31B The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EX (LR554) pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairperson welcomed all those present to the meeting:

 

Applicant & Representative

Philip Day – Lacey’s Solicitors (representing the Applicant)

Ollie Spratley (Regional Manager for The Stable)

 

Responsible Authorities:

PC Brian Swallow – Hampshire Constabulary (on behalf of the Chief Officer of Police)

 

The Interim Licensing Manager introduced the report which set out an application for a New Premises Licence under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for The Stable, 31B The Square, Winchester and responded to questions thereon. The premises were described as a ‘bar and restaurant’ and a plan of the premises location was set out in Appendix 4 to the report. 

 

The premises had an existing premises licensing in effect, as set out in Appendix 3. This application was seeking to retain the same operating hours as the existing licence, with some modifications and conditions that reflected the current operation of the premises. The application specified live music, recorded music, late night refreshment and supply of alcohol (for consumption on and off the premises) as the licensable activities. The full application was set out in Appendix 1 to the report. 

 

The Sub-Committee were advised that one representation had been received by a Responsible Authority; PC Brian Swallow of Hampshire Constabulary, on behalf of the Chief Officer of Police. The representation related to the licensing objectives of prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and the prevention of public nuisance and were set out in full in Appendix 2. No representations had been received by Other Persons.

 

The Sub-Committee were advised that it was understood that discussions about possible conditions had taken place between PC Swallow and the applicant’s representative during the consultation period and up to and including 19 January 2022 and the correspondence received from both parties was set out in Appendices 5, 7 and 8 to the report. The correspondence set out in Appendices 7 and 8 suggested that the two parties had agreed on a number of conditions, but there were several outstanding issues for discussion.   

 

In conclusion, the Interim Licensing Manager advised the Sub-Committee that, if minded to grant the application, there were conditions to consider, as set out in Section 5 of the report and in the appendices, which the Sub-Committee could consider and amend as appropriate to promote the licensing objectives.

 

At the invitation of the Chairperson, Mr Day addressed the Sub-Committee on behalf of the applicant and responded to questions thereon.

 

PC Swallow addressed the Sub-Committee and referred Members to his representation, set out in Appendix 2 to the report and to Appendix 8 which set out the proposed conditions for the premises he had submitted on behalf of the Chief Officer of Police and answered questions thereon. 

 

The Sub-Committee retired to deliberate in private.

 

In his closing remarks, the Chairperson stated that the Sub-Committee had carefully considered the application, the representations made by Mr Philip Day from Laceys Solicitors LLP on behalf of the Applicant, PC Brian Swallow from Hampshire Constabulary on behalf of the Chief Officer of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

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