Agenda and minutes

Licensing, Environment & Safety Sub-Committee B
Thursday, 8th October, 2020 6.00 pm

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1.

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

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The minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2020 (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.

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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).

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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for a New Premises Licence at 32 Upper Hibbert Lane, Marple, SK6 7HX) as appendices to the report contain information ‘not for publication’ in accordance with Section 14(2) of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 and where the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs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.

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RESOLVED – That notwithstanding the submission of information as part of Agenda Item 5 – ‘Licensing Act 2003: Application for a New Premises Licence at 32 Upper Hibbert Lane, Marple’ which had been classified as ‘Not for Publication’ by virtue of it containing material which related to an individual, the Sub-Committee was satisfied that in the circumstances it was not necessary for the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.

Licensing Act 2003: Application for a New Premises Licence at 32 Upper Hibbert Lane, Marple, SK6 7HX pdf icon PDF 126 KB

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

 

The report details an application received from SPS Electrical Ltd for a premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 at 32 Upper Hibbert Lane, Marple, SK6 7HX to permit the supply of alcohol off the premises Monday to Saturday 11:00 – 23:00 hours and Sunday 12:00 to 22:00 hours.

 

The Sub-Committee is recommended to consider the application for a new Premises Licence to be granted at at 32 Upper Hibbert Lane, Marple.

 

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

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A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from SPS Electrical Ltd for a new premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 at 32 Upper Hibbert Lane, Marple, SK6 7HX to permit the supply of alcohol off the premises Monday to Saturday 11:00 – 23:00 hours and Sunday 12:00 to 22:00 hours.

 

he applicant attended the meeting and answered Councillors’ questions in relation to the application.  At this stage in the proceedings, the applicant indicated that they would be prepared to amend the application to reduce the proposed hours for the supply of alcohol off the premises from 23.00 hours to 22.00 hours, Monday to Saturday.

 

Two objectors to the proposal, 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.

 

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

 

It was noted that representations that had been made in relation to the protection of children from harm licensing objective that the licensing authority had not deemed to be relevant representations in advance of the hearing and which were accordingly discounted as part of this determination.

 

The Sub-Committee was therefore 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 asserted that would contribute to an increase in traffic and potentially dangerous vehicular movements thereby compromising public safety.

 

 

(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 would result in nuisance by way of noise caused by vehicles and patrons entering and leaving the premises late into the night.

 

However, the Sub-Committee noted with approval the content of the applicant’s operating schedule in relation to these licensing objectives and the further amendment to the application proposed by the applicant at the meeting to reduce the hours for licensable activity from 23.00 hours to 22.00 hours, Monday to Saturday.

 

The Sub-Committee therefore determined that no further conditions were appropriate or necessary in order to address the prevention of the public nuisance and public safety licensing objectives.

 

It was then

 

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

 

·         11.00 to 22.00 hours, Monday to Saturday.

·         12.00 to 22.00 hours, Sunday.

 

(2) That approval be given to the imposition of those conditions proposed by the applicant as part of the original application to appear on the premises licence in addition to the mandatory conditions.