Agenda and minutes

Licensing and Regulatory Sub-Committee - Friday, 24th January, 2020 1.30 pm

Venue: New Council Chamber - Town Hall, Reigate

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Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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There were no apologies for absence.


Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

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There were no declarations of interest.


Licensing Hearing Procedure Note pdf icon PDF 379 KB

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


Application for a new premises licence for Chipstead Golf Club, How Lane, Chipstead, CR5 3LN pdf icon PDF 136 KB

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In attendance and speaking at the hearing:



Ms. Nikita McNeill, on behalf of the applicant.


Making public representations:

Ms. A. Marshall

Mr. C. Templeman

Mrs. A. Templeman

Mr. R. Akhurst

Mrs. M. Akhurst


The Sub-Committee was requested to determine an application for a premises licence for Chipstead Golf Club, How Lane, Chipstead.


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


The Chair asked if any agreement had been reached in relation to any of the issues in dispute. No agreement was identified.


The Licensing Officer presented the report and provided an outline of the application and the issues for consideration by the Sub-Committee. It was identified that a licence was only require for activities not already permitted in the general case by legislation.


The Chair invited the parties in attendance to make their representations to the Sub-Committee.


Ms. McNeill, on behalf of the applicant, made statements with regard to the following points:


·       That there had been a Club Premises Certification in place since at least 2005.

·       That the club had new owners since 2018, and that the club was not aware of any complaints regarding licensing matters having been received by the current owners to date.

·       An outline of the purpose of the premises licence and the proposed extension of hours. It was identified that the applicants stated intent was not to be open at all hours permitted by the licence in general, but to have flexibility for events on specific occasions, including community orientated functions.

·       That the applicant would be content with the hours applied for being amended from those applied for to until midnight on Monday to Thursday and Sunday and until 01:30 on Friday and Saturday for most elements applied for, with the addition of the non-standard times applied for in the application.

·       That regarding concerns raised regarding traffic, a simple increase in traffic did not necessarily constitute a nuisance in and of itself, as per the licensing objectives, and that no evidence had been identified of previous complaint or safety issues. It was identified that streetlighting was considered to be a planning rather than licensing matter.

·       That regarding concerns raised regarding noise, music and events were intended to place substantially indoors, and that the Sub-Committee could apply additional conditions if required.


Ms. Marshall addressed the Sub-Committee, and made statements with regard to the following points:


·       That the reassurances offered by the applicant were noted, but that it would have been better to for them to have been communicated earlier.

·       That the Chipstead residents’ association had historically been supportive of the club, but that there had not been consultation with the residents or association with regard to this scheme.

·       That there was concern that the application would allow for a significant change in the nature of the use of the club.

·       That the hours applied for seemed too broad and out of keeping with the site.


Mr. Templeman addressed the Sub-Committee and made statements with regard to the following  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.