Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Monday, 19th May 2014 10.30 am

Venue: Civic Suite, North Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EP. View directions

Contact: Sonia Tucker  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

42.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

Councillor Randle was appointed as Chair for the meeting.

 

43.

Introductions and Procedures

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed those present to the meeting and explained the procedures that would be followed.

 

44.

Declarations of Interest

To receive from Members, declarations of the existence of any disclosable pecuniary, or non-pecuniary, interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any agenda item. Please see Agenda Notes.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

45.

Application under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of Plock Court Playing Fields, Gloucester pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To receive an application made by Gloucester City Council under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 to vary the premises licence for Plock Court Playing Fields, Longford Lane, Gloucester, GL2 9DW.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Presentation by the Licensing Authority

 

The Licensing and Enforcement Officer presented Members with an application to vary the Premises Licence made by Gloucester City Council under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 to vary the existing Premises Licence it holds for Plock Court Playing Fields, Longford Lane, Gloucester, GL2 9DW. The application had been brought before Members following receipt of a relevant representation from a local resident necessitating its determination under Section 35 of the Act.  The Objector was not present at the meeting. Members were informed that the application sought approval for the provision of late night refreshment every day from 23.00 – 00.00 hours, the extension of the existing licensable activities to 23.30 hours every day, and for the sale of alcohol every day from 09.00 to 22.30 hours.  Members were further advised that the application also asked for removal of conditions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 11 from the current Premises Licence. Members’ attention was drawn to a number of new conditions requested by the Council’s Environmental Protection Service to be included on the Premises Licence which had been agreed by the Applicant.

 

Other Person or Their Representative Questions to the Licensing Authority

 

The Objector was not present to ask questions.

 

Questions by Members to the Licensing Authority

 

Members requested clarification on the following matters:-

 

  • Removal of condition 11 on the existing licence for 28 days’ notice to be given prior to an event. The Licensing and Enforcement Officer explained that it was proposed to replace this with a new condition requested by the Environmental Protection Service for a minimum of 14 days’ notice.  Members expressed reservations that 14 days would be sufficient notice.
  • Achievement of the required noise levels.  The Environmental Protection Officer said he was confident that the proposed conditions regarding noise levels were reasonable and enforceable.
  • The area covered by the application.  Members’ attention was drawn to the plan at Appendix 2 to the report.
  • The proximity of another licensed premises at Oxstalls Indoor Tennis Centre.   Members were advised that the Tennis Centre had its own premises licence and that this was not a factor for consideration in their evaluation of the application.

 

Presentation by the Applicant

 

Mr R Webb, Asset Manager for Gloucester City Council addressed the Sub-Committee.  He explained that the application would allow better use of the playing fields and would encourage engagement with communities.  Mr Webb acknowledged the concerns raised by the Objector and said he was confident that these could be addressed by controls he would impose in the property licence and by the proposed conditions that had been agreed with the Council’s Environmental Protection Service should the variation to the licence be agreed.  The Environmental Protection Officer summarised the new proposed conditions.

 

Questions by Members to the Applicant

 

Members requested clarification on the following matters:-

 

  • The proposal to replace the 28 day notice condition with a minimum of 14 days’ notice.  The Environmental Protection Officer advised that he believed 14 days  ...  view the full minutes text for item 45.