Agenda and minutes

Licensing, Environment & Safety Sub-Committee B - Tuesday, 22nd March, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Charlotte Griffin  (0161 474 3235/ 07815467634)

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To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting 14 December 2021.

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The minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 14 December 2021 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).

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No public questions were submitted.

4.

Exclusion of the public and public interest test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public during consideration of agenda item 5: Application to vary the premises license at The Carousel, 156 -158 Reddish Road, South Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7HR, as appendices to the report contain information ‘not for publication’ in accordance with Section 14(2) of The Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005, and where the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs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 to vary the premises Licence at The Carousel, 156 – 158 Reddish Road, South Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7HR’ which had been classified as ‘Not for Publication’ by virtue of it containing material which related to an individual, the Sub Committee was satisfied that in the circumstances it was not necessary for the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 to vary the premises licence at The Carousel, 156-158 Reddish Road, South Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7HR pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Development and Regeneration.

 

The report details an application from Greene King Brewing & retailing Ltd to vary the premises licence at The Carousel, 156-158 Reddish Road, Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7HR.

 

The sub committee is asked to determine the application to vary the premises licence from Greene King Brewing & retailing Ltd in respect of The Carousel, 156-158 Reddish Road, Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7HR.

 

Officer contact: Sarah Tooth 0161 474 4176 | sarah.tooth@stockport.gov.uk

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A representative of the Director Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing an application from Green King Brewing & Retailing Ltd for a variation of the premises license at The Carousel, 156 - 158 Reddish Road, South Reddish, Stockport, SK5 7HR to extend the licensing plan to increase the external seating area with garden enhancements work and new timber pergola structure.

 

Representatives of the applicant attended the meeting and answered questions in relation to the application.

 

Two objectors to the proposal, having previously submitted written representations in relation to the application, attended the meeting to explain their objections and answer questions in relation to the application. The Sub Committee also considered and were mindful of the further written representation submitted.

 

There were no representations from responsible authorities to be considered.

 

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. 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. There was an absence of 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.

 

(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 focussed on the potential increase in noise nuisance associated with patrons being seated in the proposed external area.

It was determined that, in order to properly address the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective, it would be necessary to impose a further condition on the licence, which was also suggested by the applicant’s representative. The Sub Committee deemed it appropriate and proportionate for the licence to reflect the planning condition that the external area be closed at 23:00, with the exception of the smoking area.

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RESOLVED – That approval be given to the variation of the licensing plan subject to the additional condition the Sub Committee considered appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives, specifically, for the licence to reflect the planning condition that the external area be closed at 23:00, with the exception of the smoking area.