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Contact: Sonia Tucker Democratic Services Officer
Election of Chair
Councillor Witts was apppointed Chair of the meeting.
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.
During the course of the meeting Councillor Randle declared a non-prejudicial personal interest as the proposed manager of the premises, Daniel Lewis, was known to her.
Introductions and Procedures
Chair to arrange introductions and to explain the procedure to be followed for the meeting.
The Chair, Members and Officers introduced themselves and the Chair outlined the procedure that would be followed.
To receive the report of the Head of Public Protection.
Licensing and Enforcement Officer’s Report
The Licensing and Enforcement Officer presented his report which invited the Sub-Committee to reconsider an application by Supreme Services (Glos) Ltd for a new Premises Licence in respect of 5-7 Brunswick Road.
He advised that the application had been remitted to the Sub-Committee by Order of the Court following an appeal to Cheltenham Magistrates Court in respect of the decision of the Sub-Committee on 3 August 2015. (A copy of the Court Order is appended to these minutes.)
He drew Members’ attention to the hours applied for which were detailed at paragraph 3.5 of the report, the conditions listed by the applicant at section M of the Premises Licence application form, which would be made into workable, enforceable conditions if the licence was to be granted.
He outlined the 14 valid representations detailed in section 4 of the report and the conditions recommended by the Environmental Protection Officer detailed at paragraph 4.5 and Appendix 6.
He drew Members’ attention to paragraphs 3.7 and 3.8 which detailed the City Council’s Special Licensing Policy in respect of Eastgate Street and illustrated on the map reproduced on Page 103 of the agenda pack.
The applicant had no questions of the Officer.
Mr Mark Wallace of Kiln Close asked that the proceedings be adjourned until proper notice had been served as most of those making representations previously had not been notified of the meeting.
The Solicitor explained that the meeting had been convened by order of the court for the Licensing Sub-Committee to reconsider the application.
Mr Wallace was advised that the previous representations were contained within the meeting papers and would be taken into account.
Councillor Randle was advised that the representation referred to a paragraph 4.3 had been withdrawn prior to the previous Licensing Sub-Committee hearing.
Mr Paul Williams, Applicant
Mr Williams stated that the premises had been purchased over 18 months previously and the site would offer a late night venue for a mix of entertainment provision.
He had met with local residents and offered a number of concessions including:-
· Outside garden and smoking area to close at 22.00hrs
· Pub/restaurant to close at 22.00hrs
· Use Jennings Walk as a smoking area after 22.00hrs.
· Acoustic fence to stop noise and noise travel.
· Half of the door supervisors will ensure people disperse when leaving and encourage them to turn right when leaving the premises.
· Smoking area in Jennings Walk to be closed after permitted hours for cleaning.
· Bottle chute in Venue bar to minimise noise from empty bottles.
· CCTV all around the premises and lighting in Jennings Walk.
· The premises will be well policed and managed.
He advised that there had been no noise break-out from previous premises with which he had been involved and music had been played in the entrance lobby to create atmosphere.
All entries to the premises would be provided with lobbies and there would be block walls within the existing façade. The premises would be made soundproof as it was proposed ... view the full minutes text for item 12.