Agenda and minutes

Licensing, Environment & Safety Sub-Committee B
Monday, 11th November, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Room 206, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 24 June 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 Items 5 (Licensing Act 2003: Application for a New Premises Licence at 6 Mealhouse Brow, Stockport) as appendices to the report contain information ‘not for publication’ in accordance with Section 14(2) of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 and where the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs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Act 2003: Application for a New Premises Licence at 6 Mealhouse Brow, Stockport’ which had been classified as ‘Not for Publication’ by virtue of it containing material which related to an individual, the Sub-Committee was satisfied that in the circumstances it was not necessary for the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 6 Mealhouse Brow, Stockport pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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

 

The report details an application from Martin Healy for a premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 at 6 Mealhouse Brow, Stockport.

 

The Sub-Committee is recommended to consider the application for a Premises Licence at 6 Mealhouse Brow, Stockport.

 

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 and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from Mr Martin Healy for a new premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 at 6 Mealhouse Brow, Stockport to permit:-

 

·         the supply of alcohol on and off the premises from Sunday to Thursday between 09.00 hours and midnight and Friday and Saturday between 09.00 hours and 01.00 hours, the following day;

·         the provision of live music (indoors) Monday to Sunday between 09.00 hours and 23.00 hours;

·         the provision of recorded music (indoors) Sunday to Thursday between 09.00 hours and midnight and Friday and Saturday between 09.00 hours and 01.00 hours, the following day;

·         the exhibition of films (indoors) Sunday to Wednesday 09.00 hours to 23.00 hours and Thursday to Saturday between 09.00 hours and midnight;

·         the provision of late night refreshment (indoors) Sunday to Thursday between 09.00 hours and midnight and Friday and Saturday between 09.00 hours and 01.00 hours, the following day; and

·         the staging of sporting events (indoors) Monday to Wednesday between 09.00 hours and 23.00 hours and Thursday to Sunday between 09.00 hours and midnight.

 

The applicant attended the meeting and answered Councillors’ questions in relation to the application.  At this stage in the proceedings, the applicant advised the Sub-Committee that since the submission of the application, the site had subsequently obtained planning permission for its change of use from an A1 to A4 use.  However, following representations from Environmental Health, the approved hours of use had been reduced to being between 11.00 hours and 23.00 hours, Sunday to Thursday, and 11.00 hours to midnight, Friday and Saturday.  The applicant indicated that they would therefore be prepared to amend the application to reduce the scope of the application such that the hours for licensable activity reflected those approved under the planning consent.

 

An objector 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 representations 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 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 the granting of the licence would exacerbate existing levels of disturbance and noise nuisance being experienced in the locality and would result in an increase in litter and detritus.

 

The Sub-Committee noted with approval the content of the applicant’s operating schedule in respect of the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective, specifically that:-

 

·         Doors and windows will be kept closed (except for ingress and egress) to reduce noise nuisance from the premises; and that

·         Prominent, clear and legible notices will be displayed at all exits requesting patrons to respect the needs of local residents and to leave the premises and the area quietly.

 

In addition, the Sub-Committee noted that the applicant had offered to amend their application to reduce the hours for all licensable activity to conclude no later than the hours for which planning consent had been granted:-

 

·         11.00 hours to 23.00 hours, Sunday to Thursday

·         11.00 hours to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.