Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee A
Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 10.00 am

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

Contact: Emma Bryer  01267 224029

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

2.

APPLICATION FOR THE GRANT OF A PREMISES LICENCE, 2 NOTT SQUARE, CARMARTHEN, SA31 1PG pdf icon PDF 317 KB

TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AND RECONVENE AT 10:10 A.M AT 2 NOTT SQUARE, CARMARTHEN IN ORDER TO UNDERTAKE A SITE INSPECTION IN CONNECTION WITH THE LICENSING APPLICATION.

 

FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE ABOVE SITE INSPECTION THE MEETING WILL ADJOURN AND RECONVENE IN THE CHAMBER, COUNTY HALL, CARMARTHEN AT 10.30 A.M. IN ORDER TO RECEIVE REPRESENTATIONS AND TO DETERMINE THE ABOVE- MENTIONED APPLICATION.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub Committee adjourned at County Hall Carmarthen at 10.05 a.m and reconvened on site at 10:10 a.m at 2 Nott Square, Carmarthen, in order to view the property.  Following conclusion of the site visit, the Sub Committee reconvened in the Council Chamber at County Hall, Carmarthen at 10:30 a.m. to consider the application.

 

The Legal Services Manager briefed all present on the procedure for the meeting.  The Sub Committee was advised that an application had been received from Adam Cole for a premises licence in respect of the above premises to allow:

 

·         Supply of Alcohol, Films, Indoor Sporting Events, Live Music, Recorded Music, and Performances of Dance - Monday & Tuesday 12:00-02:00, Wednesday to Sunday 12:00-03:00.

  • Opening Hours - Monday & Tuesday 12:00-02:30, Wednesday to Sunday 12:00-03:30.

 

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 Licensing Authority.

·         Appendix C – representations submitted by Dyfed Powys Police.

·         Appendix D – representation submitted by Public Health Services.

·         Appendix E – representations submitted by other persons.

 

The Licensing Authority representative referred to his representations as detailed within Appendix B and also to the representations received from Dyfed Powys Police (Appendix C) and the Public Health Services (Appendix D).  The Licensing Authority representative also referred to the Draft Proposed Licence Conditions referred to above.

 

All parties were afforded the opportunity of questioning the Licensing Authority representative on the representations made. 

 

The Sub Committee thereupon received representation from Carmarthen Town Council expressing concerns and objecting to the grant of a premises licence on the grounds detailed in Appendix E.

 

All parties were afforded the opportunity of questioning the evidence submitted.  The applicant and his solicitor thereupon addressed the concerns and issues raised.

 

The Sub Committee thereupon

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED to retire into private session in order to receive legal advice pursuant to Paragraph 16 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

Following the adjournment, the Sub Committee reconvened to advise of its decision and, having had regard to relevant paragraphs of the Licensing Authority’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the guidance issued by the DCMS and the Home Office, it was

 

RESOLVED, having considered the evidence placed before the Sub Committee, that the application be granted subject to the agreed licencing conditions proposed by the responsible authorities and agreed by the applicant.

 

REASONS:

 

The Sub Committee had regard to the written representations made to it, as well as the evidence put before it.  It also had regard to relevant paragraphs of the licensing Authority’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the Guidance issued by the DCMS and the Home Office, and those to which it had been referred by the parties.

 

In coming to its decision, the Sub Committee made the following findings of fact:

 

  1. The premises had not previously been licensed to sell alcohol.
  2. The premises was located in a mixed residential/commercial part of the town centre, close to residential premises.
  3. The premises was in close proximity  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

APPLICATION FOR THE GRANT OF A PREMISES LICENCE, 12 WIND STREET, AMMANFORD, SA18 3DN pdf icon PDF 317 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 from Mr Richard Stuart for the grant of a Premises Licence in respect of 12 Wind Street, Ammanford, SA18 3DN to permit:-

 

·         Supply of Alcohol and Recorded Music - Sunday to Thursday 10:00-00:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00-02:00. Sunday before Bank Holiday, Bank Holiday, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 10:00-02:00.

·         Films, Live Music and Anything of a Similar Description – Sunday to Thursday 10:00-00:00, Friday & Saturday 10:00-01:00. Sunday before Bank Holiday, Bank Holiday, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 10:00-01:00

·         Late Night Refreshment - Sunday to Thursday 23:00-00:00, Friday & Saturday 23:00-02:00. Sunday before Bank Holiday, Bank Holiday, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 23:00-02:00.

·         Opening Hours – Sunday to Thursday 10:00-00:30, Friday & Saturday 10:00-02:30. Sunday before Bank Holiday, Bank Holiday, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve 10:00-02:30

 

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 Licensing Authority

·         Appendix C – Representations submitted by the Dyfed Powys Police

·         Appendix D – Representations submitted by Public Health Services

·         Appendix E – Representations submitted by other persons

 

The Licensing Authority representative referred to his representations as detailed within Appendix B and also to the representations received from Dyfed Powys Police (Appendix C) and the Public Health Services (Appendix D).  The Licensing Authority representative also referred to the Draft Proposed Licence Conditions referred to above.

 

All parties were afforded the opportunity of questioning the Licensing Authority representative on the representations made. 

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

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

 

The Sub Committee did not receive any oral representation from the objector as they were not in attendance.

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED to retire into private session in order to receive legal advice pursuant to Paragraph 16 of Schedule 12 to the Local Government Act.

 

Following the adjournment, the Sub Committee reconvened to advise of its decision and, having regard to the relevant paragraphs of the Licensing Authority’s Statement of Licensing Policy and the guidance issued by the DCMS and the Home Office, it was

 

RESOLVED that having considered all the evidence before it, the Sub Committee finds that the application should be granted subject to the agreed licence conditions.

REASONS:

 

In coming to its decision, the Sub Committee had made the following findings of fact;

 

  1. There was no history of alcohol related crime and disorder or alcohol related public nuisance at or related to the premises.
  2. Wind Street, Ammanford was however identified as a crime and disorder hotspot in the Council's statement of Licensing Policy.
  3. None of the responsible authorities objected in principle to the grant of the licence.
  4. The Police and Public Health services had requested additional licence conditions to promote the licensing objectives.
  5. The applicant had accepted those additional licence conditions.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

LICENSING ACT 2003 - FILM CLASSIFICATION REQUEST pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Minutes:

The Sub Committee considered a request received from Mrs Mair Craig, on behalf of Llansadwrn Reading Rooms, seeking a recommendation regarding the admission of children to view two previously unclassified short films.

 

The applicant intended to screen the two films, “Flowers” and “Mencap – Our Social Networks” prior to the screening of a certificated feature film at the community cinema. The premises intended operating the community cinema under the community premises exemptions set out in paragraph 6A of Schedule 1 of the Licensing Act 2003.

 

The Sub Committee noted that in order to satisfy the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003, the films shown must have a recommendation concerning the admission of children issued by either the British Board of Film Classification Body (BBFC) or relevant Licensing Authority. 

 

To enable the Sub Committee to make the required recommendations regarding the admission of children to view the films, it was afforded the opportunity of viewing the two short films and took into consideration the guidelines in relation to age ratings produced by the BBFC.

 

Having considered all the evidence before it, the Sub Committee

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that

 

4.1       the film entitled “Flowers” be classified with a U rating;

4.2       the film entitled “Mencap - Our Social Networks” be classified with a U rating.