Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Wednesday, 11th May, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Walton Suite, Guildhall Winchester

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


No. Item


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 - The Pump House, Garnier Road, Winchester, SO23 9QG (LR559) pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Additional documents:


The Chairperson welcomed all those present to the meeting:


Applicant - The Pump House, Garnier Road, Winchester:

Reece Comberbach

Alex Donnan


Other Persons who have made written representations:

Councillor Chris Edwards (representation on page 83)

Hannah Simmons (representation on pages 65-67)

Dr A Crawford (on behalf of himself, Mansel Clarke, Carol Wade and Marcus Swalwell - representations on pages 60-62, pages 51 & 52 and pages 47-49)

Colin Armstrong (on behalf of himself and Nicholas Tudor – representations on pages 54-58 and pages 38-40)

Janet Rowland-White (representation on pages 44-46)

Simon Lomas (on behalf of himself and Jane Nicholson – representations on pages 65-67         and pages 42 & 43)


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 Pump House, Garnier Road, Winchester, SO23 9QG. The application described the application as ‘an independent upmarket co-working, wellbeing café that will be appealing to the locals of Winchester’ stating that the building was only to be used by members Monday to Friday and open to the public on weekends. The application proposed the supply of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises as the only licensable activity; details of the proposed days and times were outlined in Section 5 of the report. The full application was set out in Appendix 1 to the report.


During the consultation period, a number of conditions and some amendments to the requested licensable hours were agreed between Hampshire Constabulary and the applicant, in order to promote the licensing objectives. These agreed changes were set out in Section 5 of the report.


The Sub-Committee were advised that no representations had been received by Responsible Authorities. 27 written representations had been received from ‘Other Persons’ (including from one Ward Councillor) all against the application, six of whom addressed the Sub-Committee. These representations were set out in full in Appendix 2 and related to all four of the licensing objectives; the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance, public safety and the protection of children from harm.


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, which the Sub-Committee could consider and amend as appropriate to promote the licensing objectives.


At the invitation of the Chairperson, Alex Donnan, on behalf of the applicant for The Pump House, Garnier Road, Winchester, addressed the Sub-Committee to set out the application and responded to questions.


The Chairperson then invited the six ‘Other Persons’ who had made relevant written representations to address the Sub-Committee. Councillor Chris Edwards (Ward Councillor for St Michael), Hannah Simmons, Dr A Crawford (on behalf of himself, Mansel Clarke, Carol Wade and Marcus Swalwell), Colin Armstrong (on behalf of himself and Nicholas Tudor), Janet Rowland-White and Simon Lomas (on behalf of himself and Jane Nicholson) all spoke in relation to their written representations and answered questions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

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