Venue: Chamber, County Hall, Carmarthen, SA31 1JP. View directions
DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST.
There were no Declarations of Personal Interest.
The Legal Services Manager briefed all present on the procedure for the meeting and advised the Sub Committee that an application had been submitted by Motor Fuel Ltd to vary the premises licence in respect of Crosshands Service Station, Crosshands Road, Gorslas, Carmarthenshire, SA14 6RR to allow:-
The Sub-Committee noted that the following documentation was attached to the report:
· Appendix A – A copy of the application
· Appendix B – representations submitted by the Dyfed Powys Police
· Appendix C – representations submitted by other persons
· Appendix D – copy of the current premises licence
The remaining responsible authorities had not made any representations in respect of the application.
The Legal Services Manager referred to the representations of the Dyfed Powys Police (Appendix B), and drew the Sub Committee’s attention to document B6 within that appendix whereby the Police had formally withdrawn its representations following agreement with the applicants on the proposed inclusion within any approved variation to the licence of condition numbers 1-15 in their original representations detailed in Appendix B1-B3. With regard to the representations submitted by an interested party (Appendix C), as that party was not in attendance at the meeting, the Sub Committee would need to have regard to its written representations when deliberating on the application.
The Applicants legal representative advised the Sub-Committee that the variation application was in two parts. The first related to the sale of alcohol for an additional 6 hours between 00.00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m., resulting in the premises being licensed to sell alcohol 24 hours a day, thereby matching its operating hours. The second, for the sale of late night refreshments, was required to facilitate the sale of hot drinks only between the hours of 23:00 and 05:00, and would not involve the sale of hot take away foods.
He advised that the application complied with both the Council’s guidelines and statutory guidance. No responsible authorities, apart from the Dyfed Powys Police, had made representations on the application, with the Police having subsequently withdrawn its representation following agreement with the applicants on the inclusion of additional conditions to the variation licence. With regard to the role of responsible authorities in the Licensing process, he drew the Sub-Committees attention to Paragraph 9.12 of the Statutory Guidance, particularly, the role of the Police whereby Licensing Authorities should accept its advice unless evidence was presented to the contrary
He thereupon referred to the representation received from the Gorslas Community Council, as detailed in appendix C1, which had only objected to the application for the additional six hours sought for the permitted sale of alcohol, and not the Late Night Refreshment Element, and made the following responses with regard thereto:-
- Point 1 relating to the proximity of the premises to Gorslas Park. It was felt the variation, for the hours of 00.00 until ... view the full minutes text for item 2.