Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Election of Chair

Appointment of Chair for the Hearing.



Councillor Witts was elected Chair.


Introductions and Procedures

The Chair will arrange introductions and explain the procedure to be followed for the Hearing.



The Chair introduced the Members of the sub-Committee and officers in attendance and asked the Applicant and other parties to introduce themselves. He then outlined the procedure that would be followed during the meeting which were also summarised in Appendix H to the report.


In addition to the Members of the Sub-Committee and Council officers in attendance the following were present;


Mr Tim Heal                          representing the Applicant

Mr Zahid Waseem               the Applicant

Mr Asif ******                          assisting the Applicant


Mr Alex Mason                     Environmental Protection Officer, Gloucester City Council


Mr David McFarlane            Senior Harm Prevention Officer, Gloucestershire Constabulary

Mr Kim Mowday                   Gloucestershire Constabulary


********                                    New County Hotel

********                                    New County Hotel


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.


There were no declarations of interest.


Application under section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of the Food Junction, 42 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2DR pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Report of the Corporate Director for Services and Neighbourhoods

Additional documents:


The Licensing and Enforcement Officer presented a report detailing an application to vary a premises licence made under section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 for 42 Southgate Street received from Mr Zahid Waseem. The application was to extend the hours for the provision of late night refreshment.


Details of the application are referred to in Appendix A to the report.


The Sub-Committee had also received the following information:-


A plan of the premises – Appendix B

A location map of 42 Southgate Street – Appendix C

Planning restriction relating to the premises – Appendix D

Representation from Gloucestershire Constabulary – Appendix E

Representation from Environmental Protection – Appendix F

Representation from New County Hotel – Appendix G

Procedure to be followed at a hearing – Appendix H


The Licensing and Enforcement Officer referred Members to the representations from Gloucester City Council Environmental Protection, Gloucestershire Constabulary and the New County Hotel.

The Licensing and Enforcement Officer summarised the application and referred Members to the relevant sections of the City Council’s Licensing Policy Statement.


Members were advised that having considered the application, any relevant representations, the legislative provisions, the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the Home Secretary’s Guidance, they had the following options as considered appropriate and proportionate to the promotion of the Licensing Objectives.


(a)        To accept the application and attach conditions as consistent                       with the operating schedule.


(b)        To accept the application and modify the conditions of the                            license which includes altering, omitting and adding new                               conditions.


(c)        To reject the whole, or part of the application.


The Sub-Committee was reminded of the City Council’s licensing objectives:-


            (a)       The prevention of crime and disorder


            (b)       Public Safety


            (c)        The prevention of public nuisance


            (d)       The protection of children from harm


Statement by the Applicant


Mr Tim Heal representing the Applicant advised Members that his wife had owned the freehold of the premises for over 20 years and had found the Applicant to have been the best tenant to date. He was hardworking and diligent.


Mr Heal referred to the list of licensed and late night premises on Page 31 of the report and advised Members that they were much further along Southgate Street and not one was shown ion the location plan on Page 27.


He advised that contrary to page 31 there were toilets available on the premises for customer use and noted that the seating area referred to on Page 36 was too small to be suitable for large groups.


The premises were located in a pedestrianised part of the historic area of the City and he noted that the list of incidents put forward by the police referred to the whole of Southgate Street which was one of the longest thoroughfares in the City.


He noted that the odour complaints referred to on Page 36 had been addressed and the situation was much improved although he accepted that there was some scope for disturbance.


He believed that the Applicant provided a service to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.