Agenda and minutes

Licensing, Environment & Safety Sub-Committee A
Thursday, 21st September, 2017 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 August 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 30 August 2017 (copies of which had been circulated) were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers are invited to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations were made.

3.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public during consideration of agenda items 5 (Licensing Act 2003: Licensing Act 2003: Application for a New Premises Licence at Woods News & Convenience, 2 Chepstow Drive, Hazel Grove) as appendices to the report contain information ‘not for publication’ in accordance with Section 14(2) of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 and where the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That notwithstanding the submission of information as part of Agenda Item 5 – ‘Licensing Act 2003: Application for a New Premises Licence at Woods News & Convenience, 2 Chepstow Drive, Hazel Grove’ which had been classified as ‘Not for Publication’ by virtue of it containing material which related to an individual, the Sub-Committee was satisfied that in the circumstances it was not necessary for the public to be excluded from the meeting.

4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair and members of the Sub-Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Sub-Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice. (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided.  These are available at the meeting).

Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

5.

Licensing Act 2003: Application for a New Premises Licence at Woods News & Convenience, 2 Chepstow Drive, Hazel Grove pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.

 

The report details an application from Mr Jonathan Russell Wood for a new premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 at Woods News & Convenience, 2 Chepstow Drive, Hazel Grove, SK7 4RY to permit the supply of alcohol off the premises Monday to Sunday between 06:00- 23:00.

 

The Sub-Committee is recommended to consider the application for a Premises Licence to be granted at Woods News & Convenience.

 

Officer contact: Peter Cooke 0161 474 4851 or email: peter.cooke@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Sub-Committee to consider an application from Mr Jonathan Russell Wood for a new premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 at Woods News & Convenience, 2 Chepstow Drive, Hazel Grove, SK7 4RY to permit the supply of alcohol off the premises Monday to Sunday between 06:00- 23:00.

 

The applicant attended the meeting and answered Councillors’ questions in relation to the application.  At this stage in the proceedings, the applicant also informed the Sub-Committee that they would offer an amendment to their application to stipulate that CCTV recordings would be maintained for a minimum for 14 days.

 

Two objectors to the proposal who, having previously submitted written representations in relation to this application, also attended the meeting, explained their objections to the proposals and answered Councillors’ questions in relation to the application.

 

The Sub-Committee, having heard the interested parties, proceeded to consider the licensing objectives in respect of the application, together with the relevant parts of the Council’s Licensing Policy and the guidance from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.  However, the decision was reached on consideration of all the arguments given in relation to this specific application.

 

The Sub-Committee found the following:-

 

(i)         Crime and Disorder

 

The Sub-Committee was satisfied that relevant representations had been raised in respect of this licensing objective, specifically the representations asserted that when a nearby premises had operated as an off-licence there had been incidents of vandalism, theft, criminal damage and intimidation and that should the premises be licensed for the sale of alcohol such problems would be likely to recur. 

 

(ii)        Protection of Children

 

The Sub-Committee was satisfied that no relevant representations had been raised in respect of this licensing objective.

 

(iii)       Public Safety

 

The Sub-Committee was satisfied that no relevant representations had been raised in respect of this licensing objective.

 

(iv)       Public Nuisance

 

The Sub-Committee was satisfied that relevant representations had been raised in respect of this licensing objective, specifically the representations asserted that when a nearby premises had operated as an off-licence there had been incidents of vandalism, theft, criminal damage and intimidation and that should the premises be licensed for the sale of alcohol such problems would be likely to recur. 

 

However, the Sub-Committee noted that there was an absence of any objective evidence to substantiate the grounds of the objections, and nor had there been any representations made by any of the responsible authorities in relation to this matter. 

 

The Sub-Committee also noted with approval the content of the applicant’s operating schedule in respect of these licensing objectives and further noted that the applicant had offered to amend his operating schedule to stipulate that CCTV recordings would be maintained for a minimum for 14 days.

 

The Sub-Committee was therefore of the view that there were no further conditions that were both necessary and proportionate in order to address those licensing objectives.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the hours for the supply of alcohol for consumption off

the premises to be approved from 06:00 hours to 23:00 hours, Monday to Sunday.

 

(2) That the stated, standard opening hours be noted as from 06:00 hours to 23:00 hours, Monday to Sunday.

 

(3) That a supervisors register be maintained at the premises starting who is in overall charge when the DPS is not on site.  Names and addresses and up to date contact details for the DPS will be kept for 12 months.

 

(4) That a Challenge 21 scheme will be operated for age restricted products.

 

(5) That an age challenge register will be completed on refusal.

 

(6) That Challenge 21 posters will be placed around the store.

 

(7) That a digital CCTV system be fitted inside and out with sound recording at the till point. (Sound recording at the till point only). Footage  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.