Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee A
Thursday, 17th January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber, County Hall, Carmarthen, SA31 1JP. View directions

Contact: Janine Owen  01267 224030

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal interest.

 

2.

APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE - DISCOVERY CENTRE, LLANELLI pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Legal Services Manger briefed all present on the procedure for the meeting and advised the Sub-Committee that an application had been received for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of The Discovery Centre, North Dock, Llanelli SA15 2LF to permit:-

 

·         Supply of Alcohol - Monday to Sunday 09:00-23:00;

·         Opening Hours - Monday to Sunday 08:00-00:00

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the following documentation was attached to the report:

·         Appendix A – Copy of the application

·         Appendix B – Representations submitted by the Dyfed Powys Police

·         Appendix C – Representations submitted by other persons

 

The remaining Responsible Authorities had not made representations in respect of the application.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the documents submitted, and all relevant written representations received before the hearing from the parties.

 

 

The Sub-Committee was advised that Dyfed Powys Police had made representations in relation to the application, however, agreement had since been reached between both parties. 

At this point the Sub-Committee and applicant were afforded the opportunity of asking questions. 

The applicant thereupon addressed the Sub-Committee and advised that:-

 

  • The reasons for seeking a premises licence were for the purposes of providing customers with a relaxed environment to enjoy an alcoholic beverage with champagne breakfasts/afternoon teas/ evening snacks etc within an up market location. The premises would be operated on a family friendly basis catering for a wide clientele.  As that custom was highly valued, she would not wish to jeopardise that by changing the business emphasis to another drinking establishment. In that regard, she would not tolerate any unruly behaviour and alcohol prices would be at a premium price to prevent such a position developing. 

 

  • In addition, their plans would be for the premises to be available for celebrations and other special functions with alcohol only being supplied with food.

 

  • It was explained to the Sub-Committee that if they were unable to sell alcohol it would make the business less viable.

 

  • The applicant explained that when they took over Langland Brasserie there was an improvement in the area and that they rarely have any problems in last 9 years.  Therefore, believed that the objector was unrealistic in his objections. 

 

  • In addition, the applicant strongly believed that by taking over the premises would improve that part of Llanelli.

 

  • The applicant confirmed that she accepted and would implement the police licence conditions.

 

All parties present were afforded the opportunity of questioning the applicant on her submission.

 

  • In response to a query regarding the capacity of the premises, the applicant stated that the premises had a total maximum capacity of 200 people at any one time.  This included a capacity of 80 on the ground floor, 1st floor capacity of 70, and the function room on the top floor a capacity of 40-50.

  • The applicant, in response to a query stated that the business would offer premium alcoholic beverages by providing a nice environment for all clientele including families.  In addition, they would manage the serving of alcohol in a professional manner.

 

 

 

3.

APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE - KUBUS LLANELLI pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Legal Services Manger briefed all present on the procedure for the meeting and advised the Sub-Committee that an application had been received for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of Kubus, 29 Station Road, Llanelli, SA15 1AW to permit:-

 

·         Supply of Alcohol  Monday to Sunday 09:00-21:00;

·         Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 09:00-21:00.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that the following documentation was attached to the report:

·         Appendix A – Copy of the application

·         Appendix B – Representations submitted by the Dyfed Powys Police

·         Appendix C – Representations made by the Licensing Authority

 

The remaining Responsible Authorities had not made representations in respect of the application.

 

In addition to the above, the Sub-Committee received, with the consent of all parties, the following additional documentation:

 

  • Police statement (restricted)
  • Cumulative Impact Area Premises – Llanelli Station Road

 

The Sub-Committee considered the documents submitted, and all relevant written representations received before the hearing from the parties.

 

 

 

The Licensing Authority Representative referred to his written representations, as detailed within Appendix C to the report, and referred to the written representation that was contained in the agenda bundle.

 

The Licensing Authority Representative explained that:

 

  • The area of Station road was subject to the Cumulative Impact Policy and that this premises/Policy created a presumption against the granting of a premises licence.
  • Cumulative Impact Policies/Assessments now have a statutory basis.
  • The exceptions to the policy outlined in Appendix C did not appear to apply in this case.
  • Should the Sub-Committee be minded to grant a licence, the applicant supports the licence conditions proposed.
  • Confirmation was provided that 1 licence had been surrendered since 2016.
  • The Licensing section receives regular reports of problems in the Station Road area of Llanelli and those problems have not diminished.

 

All parties present were afforded the opportunity of questioning the Licensing Authority representative on his submission.

 

Mr Price, the Dyfed Powys Police representative thereupon referred to his written representations and statement of evidence and advised: 

 

  • The Police objected to the application due to the Cumulative Impact Policy and the Drinking in Public Places Order (DPPO) covering Station Road and surrounding area.

 

  • Station Road, Llanelli was identified as a crime and disorder hot spot.

 

  • If Sub-Committee departs from its Cumulative Impact Policy the police would ask for specified conditions to be added to the licence. He believes the applicant has accepted the conditions.

 

  • The background in relation to the socially deprived nature of the area and number of licensed premises in Station Road.

 

  • During the period between April 2017 and March 2018 there had been 164 anti-social behaviour incidents recorded in Station Road with 26% of these incidents having occurred within licensed premises.

 

  • A fifth of all related crime and 13% of all alcohol related ASB incidents recorded in Llanelli town occurred in Station Road.  Furthermore, 41 alcohol related crimes of Violence against Persons were recorded in Station Road during same period.