Agenda and minutes

Licensing, Environment & Safety Sub-Committee B
Thursday, 5th March, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 6, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 188 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 19 December 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 19 December 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.

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.

4.

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 new Premises Licence at 3-5 Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall) and 6 (Licensing Act 2003: Application for the classification of a film - "Trucker's Atlas") as appendices to the reports contain information ‘not for publication’ in accordance with Section 14(2) of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 and where the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs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Act 2003: Application for a New Premises Licence at the Milliner, 179 Bramhall Lane’ which had been classified as ‘Not for Publication’ by virtue of it containing material which related to an individual, the Sub-Committee was satisfied that in the circumstances it was not necessary for the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.

5.

Application for a Premises Licence to be granted at the Milliner, 179 Bramhall Lane, SK2 6JA pdf icon PDF 117 KB

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

 

The report details an application from Edward Greaves for a premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 at The Milliner, 179 Bramhall Lane, Davenport to permit the supply of alcohol on and off the premises Monday to Thursday, 12:00 to 23:00 hours, Friday and Saturday 12:00 to 00:00 hours and Sunday 12:00 to 22:30 hours; and the provision of late night refreshments (indoors) Friday and Saturday 23:00 to 00:00 hours.

 

The Sub-Committee is recommended to consider the application for a Premises Licence to be granted at The Milliner, 179 Bramhall Lane, Davenport.

 

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 Edward Greaves for a new premises licence to permit the supply of alcohol on and off the premises and the provision of late night refreshments (indoors) at The Milliner, 179 Bramhall Lane, Davenport.

 

The applicant attended the meeting and answered Councillors’ questions in relation to the application.

 

Two objectors to the proposal, having previously submitted written representations in relation to the application, explained their objections 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 result in an unacceptable level of disturbance to adjacent properties by virtue of noise both emanating directly from the premises and resulting from staff and patrons leaving the premises late into the night.

 

The Sub-Committee noted with approval the content of the applicant’s operating schedule in respect of the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective, and specifically noted the proposed conditions relating to notices being displayed asking patrons to leave quietly; and considerate arrangements for deliveries and emptying of bins.

 

However, while the Sub-Committee had sympathy with the concerns of local residents, the Sub-Committee noted that none of the responsible authorities had made any representations in relation to the issues of public nuisance that had been identified by the objectors.

 

Having considered all the available evidence, the Sub-Committee was of the view that there were no further conditions that were both necessary and appropriate in order to address the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the hours for the supply of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises be approved as follows:-

 

·         12:00 to 23:00 hours, Monday to Thursday.

·         12:00 hours to midnight, Friday and Saturday.

·         12:00 to 22:30 hours on Sundays.

·         12:00 hours to midnight on Christmas Eve.

·         12:00 to 01:00 hours the following day on New Year’s Eve.

 

(2) That the hours for the provision of late night refreshment (indoors) be approved as follows:-

 

·         23:00 hours to midnight, Friday and Saturday.

·         23:00 hours to midnight on Christmas Eve.

·         23:00 to 01:00 hours the following day on New Year’s Eve.

 

(3) That it be noted that notwithstanding the approval of the application for a new premises licence, there remained controls on the operation of the premises beyond the standard hours applied for on Christmas and New Year’s Eve which would require the submission of a further application to the planning authority.