Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Committee
Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: New Council Chamber - Town Hall, Reigate. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services (01737 276182)  Email: Democratic@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

12.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the following meetings:

 

(a)  Licensing & Regulatory Committee on 16 January 2018; and

(b)  Licensing & Regulatory Sub Committee on 19 February 2018.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the following meetings be confirmed and signed:

 

(a)       Licensing and Regulatory Committee on 16 January 2018; and

(b)       Licensing and Regulatory Sub Committee on 19 February 2018.

13.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Ashford, Kelly and Tarrant.

14.

Declarations of interest

To note any declarations of interest.

Minutes:

Councillors Absalom and Whinney declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 5, the application for a premises licence for Priory Park, because they were Ward Members.

The Licensing Hearings Rules excluded Ward Members from sitting on a Sub Committee and Councillors Absalom and Whinney indicated that they would be following the same practice for this hearing.

15.

Licensing hearing procedure note pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To note the attached procedure note which will be followed, at the discretion of the Chairman, in considering the following application

Minutes:

RESOLVED to note the procedure note to be followed at the discretion of the Chairman.

16.

Application for a new premises licence pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To determine the following application for a new premises licence:

 

18/00197/LAPREM: Priory Park, Bell Street, REIGATE

 

In accordance with the Licensing Hearing Rules, the full Licensing & Regulatory Committee must determine this application because it has been made by the Council.

Minutes:

In attendance and speaking at the hearing:

For the Applicant:

Mr G Cooper

 

Mr M Smith

Making representations:

Councillor C Whinney

on behalf of Mrs A Morrow and Mr W Bullock

 

Mr S Buckingham

on behalf of Park Lane Residents Association

The Committee was requested to determine an application for a new premises licence for Priory Park, Bell Street, Reigate.

Full details of the application and representations received were as set out in the report.

Before inviting officers to introduce the report the Chairman reminded everyone that only valid written representations received during the consultation period may be taken into consideration.

He was aware that late representations had been circulated and wished to make it clear that these could not be taken into consideration.

The Chairman invited the licensing officer to introduce the report.

The Licensing Officer advised that the application was for a new Premises Licence to hold no more than ten events each year involving live and recorded music, theatrical plays, film showings, performance of dance and sale of alcohol on and off the premises, within a designated area of Priory Park.

The applicant had requested permissions between the hours of 10 am to 10.30 pm on any day. A summary of the activities applied for was set out within the report and detailed in the application at Annex 1 of the papers.

It was noted that four valid representations were received, as set out in Annexes 2 and 3.  Annex 4 included all other representations, both for and against the application, however they were not valid in that they did not relate to the licensing objectives and were included for information only.

In respect of the representation made by Environmental Health(Annex 3), agreement had been reached and paragraph 10 in the report set out the suggested conditions to be added to the licence to control noise levels.

The licensing officer advised that she was aware that concerns had been raised about the notification process and consultation with residents. 

For the record, it should be noted that the application had been properly made and notified in full accordance with the statutory requirements.

Following the licensing officer’s introduction, the Chairman invited the applicant to make submissions in support of the application.

During the course of the presentation the following points were noted:

·         Applications from local Councils were encouraged by the government and this was a comprehensive and well thought-out application.

·         Only those valid representations made should be taken  into account.

·         There had been no representations from Surrey Police and there was no evidence linking the application to crime and disorder.

·         The applicant had circulated a report, ahead of the meeting, to everyone who made representations, responding to their concerns and outlining the application in greater detail.

·         The application had an additional safeguard of a double-lock as the Council’s Safety Advisory Group would have to be consulted in advance of any planned events.

·         Detailed measures were proposed in the operating schedule paragraphs (a) to (e) to ensure  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.

17.

Applications determined through mediation pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To confirm the decision to grant a licence in respect of the the following applications which have been determined through mediation:

 

Application ref:  17/01591/LAPREMfor a new Premises Licence:

Club Connoisseur, Room S296 Safestore, Unit 5, Wells Place, Merstham RH1 3DR

 

A copy of the conditions agreed through mediation is attached as Annex 6(1).

 

Application ref: 18/00211/LAPREM for a new Premises Licence:

Deli on the Hill, 53 Linkfield Street Redhill RH1 6BY

 

A copy of the conditions agreed through mediation is attached as Annex 6(2)

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the decision to grant a licence in respect of the following applications resolved through mediation be CONFIRMED:

 

(a)  Application ref:  17/01591/LAPREM:

Club Connoisseur, Room S296 Safestore, Unit 5, Wells Place, Merstham RH1 3DR

 

(b)  Application ref: 18/00211/LAPREM:

Deli on the Hill, 53 Linkfield Street Redhill RH1 6BY