Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday, 20th April, 2023 1.00 pm

Venue: Walton Suite, Guildhall, Winchester and streamed live on YouTube at

Contact: Claire Buchanan, Senior Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01962 848 438 Email:


No. Item


To confirm a Chairperson for the meeting




          That Councillor Read be confirmed as Chairperson for                               the meeting.



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.



There were no disclosure of interests made at this meeting.



Application for Premises Licence - Exton Park, Allen Farms Lane, Exton, SO32 3NW (LR572) pdf icon PDF 401 KB

Additional documents:


The Chairperson welcomed all those present to the meeting:



Lana Tricker – Principal, LT Law (representing the Applicant)


Robin McMillan, Chief Executive - Exton Park Vineyard LLP

Kit Ellen, Commercial Director - Exton Park Vineyard LLP


Other Persons who have made written representations:

David Frere-Cook – Speaking in objection to the application (representation on pages 77 & 78).         

David Frere-Cook also spoke on behalf of the following five objectors:

Christine Frere-Cook (representation on pages 73 -76)

Diane Arthur (representation on page 96)

Huw Arthur (representation on page 90)

Jane Chase (representation on page 107)

Trevor Chase (representation on page 108)


Amanda Berwick – Speaking in objection to the application (representation on pages 80-81)     Roy Middleton – Speaking in support of the application (also on behalf of Claire Middleton) - representation on page 101

Kevin Robertson – Speaking in support of the application (representation on page 86) (also spoke on behalf of the Sue Robertson - representation on page 83)


The Licensing Officer introduced the report which set out an application for the grant of a new premises licence under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for Exton Park Vineyard, Allens Farm Lane, Exton, Hampshire, SO32 3NW. The application proposed the supply of alcohol, for consumption on and off the premises, Monday to Sunday 1000 to 2300 hours. The full application was set out in Appendix 1 to the report. In addition, the Sub-Committee also noted two supplementary agendas (appendices 1e and 2a) that were circulated and published separately to the agenda pack.


The Licensing Officer reported that several of the representations received in objection to the application, made reference to how the application could increase traffic on narrow country roads putting public safety at risk. It was for the Sub-Committee to determine if the grant of the licence would undermine any of the four licensing objectives. In addition, some of the representations referred to the grant of the premises licence resulting in a potential breach of the planning permission granted to Exton Park. The Licensing Officer clarified that the licensing and planning regimes were separate and confirmed that the licensing committee was not bound by decisions taken by a planning committee. Therefore, these matters were not relevant in the consideration of this licensing application.


The Sub-Committee were advised that Exton Park already held a premises licence (PREM667) permitting alcohol off sales Monday to Sunday 0900 to 1800 hours and noted that facilities at Exton Park Vineyard included Exton Hall, a wine promotional building with an external terrace.


The Sub-Committee were reminded that, in respect of applications for the consumption of alcohol on and off the premises, under the Deregulation Act 2015, if a premises has a licence for on sales between the hours of 0800 and 2300 hours, they do not require a licence for live or recorded amplified music, provided there were no more than 500 people in attendance and that, should the Sub-Committee be minded to grant the licence, Exton Park would benefit under this act.


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