Agenda and minutes

Licensing, Environment & Safety Sub-Committee A
Thursday, 20th February, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 5, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 September 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 28 November 2019 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 item 5 (Licensing Act 2003: Application for a Timed Premises Licence at Romiley Golf Club, Goosehouse Green, Romiley) as appendices to the report contain information ‘not for publication’ in accordance with Section 14(2) of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 and where the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs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:

That notwithstanding the submission of information as part of Agenda Item 5 – ‘Licensing Act 2003: Application for a Times Premises Licence at Romiley Golf Club, Goosehouse Green, Romiley’ which had been classified as ‘Not for Publication’ by virtue of it containing material which related to an individual, the Sub-Committee was satisfied that in the circumstances it was not necessary for the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 Timed Premises Licence at Romiley Golf Club, Goosehouse Green, Romiley pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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

 

The report details an application from Pitch Productions Ltd for a timed premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 at Romiley Golf Club, Goosehouse Green, Romiley for an event to be held on the 19 September 2020.  The application proposes the following:-

 

·         The supply of alcohol on the premises Saturday 19th September 12:00 to 23:00 hours.

·         The provision of live music (outdoors) Saturday 19th September 10:00 to 23:00 hours.

 

The Sub-Committee is recommended to consider the application for a Timed Premises Licence to be granted at Romiley Golf Club, Goosehouse Green, Romiley.

 

Officer contact: Sarah Tooth on 0161 474 4176 or email: sarah.tooth@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application received on behalf of Pitch Productions Ltd for a timed premises licence to permit the supply of alcohol on the premises on Saturday, 19 September between 12:00 to 23:00 hours; and the provision of live music (outdoors) on Saturday, 19 September between 10:00 to 23:00 hours at Romiley Golf Club, Goosehouse Green, Romiley for an event to be held on the 19 September 2020.

 

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 include additional conditions: -

 

·         requiring the provision of CCTV at the entrance and exit to the site;

·         the relocation of the toilet facilities to the opposite side of the field away from residential properties;

·         to specify that the perimeter of the site shall be enclosed; and

·         to provide dedicated security at the property at Brakanes, Cowlishaw Brow at all hours the event is open to the public.

 

Three objectors to the proposal, having previously submitted a written representation in relation to the application, explained their objection and answered Councillors’ questions in relation to the application.

 

There were no objections made by any responsible authority.

 

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 Digital, 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 no relevant representations had been raised in respect of this licensing objective.

 

(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 relevant representations had been raised in respect of this licensing objective, specifically the representations raised concerns about the access for emergency vehicles, arrangements for medical care, evacuation procedures and the safety of patrons leaving the site late at night. 

 

However, the Sub-Committee noted with approval the content of the applicant’s detailed and comprehensive operating schedule in relation to this licensing objective and specifically highlighted the emergency evacuation procedures and the proposals for the provision of welfare facilities.  Further, the Sub-Committee noted that the applicant had offered to amend their application to include a further condition requiring the provision of CCTV at the entrance and exit to the site.

 

(iv)       Public Nuisance

 

The Sub-Committee was satisfied that relevant representations had been raised in respect of this licensing objective, specifically the representations raised concerns in relation to noise nuisance, anti-social behaviour, traffic generation, litter generation and the provision of toilet facilities. 

 

However, the Sub-Committee noted with approval the content of the applicant’s detailed and comprehensive operating schedule in relation to this licensing objective and specifically highlighted the arrangements for the monitoring of noise both before and during the event and the traffic management plan.  Further, the Sub-Committee noted that the applicant had offered to amend their application to include further conditions in relation to the relocation of the toilet facilities to the opposite side of the field away from residential properties; to specify that the perimeter of the site shall be enclosed; and to provide dedicated security at the property at Brakanes, Cowlishaw Brow at all hours the event is open to the public which would service to obviate many of the concerns expressed by the objectors.

 

The Sub-Committee was therefore of the view that there were no further conditions that were both necessary and appropriate in order to address the prevention of public nuisance and public safety licensing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.