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DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST
There were no declarations of personal interest.
The Legal Services Manager briefed all present on the procedure for the meeting.
T</AI2>he Sub Committee was advised that an application had been received from Aaron Lee Coelho to transfera premises licence and vary the designated premises supervisor at ‘Stamps’, 69 Stepney Street, Llanelli.
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.
The Sub Committee also noted a further representation by Dyfed Powys Police dated 18th April 2022 which had been circulated to all parties and published on the Council’s website since the despatch of the agenda.
The Sub Committee received oral representation from Sgt. Ben Ashton on behalf of Dyfed Powys Police who referred to his written representations. Sgt Ashton confirmed that the police objected to the application as submitted on the grounds referred to in the written representations.
All parties present were afforded the opportunity of questioning the Police Authority representative on his submission.
The Sub Committee received oral representations from Mr. E. Smith, the leaseholder of the premises, and Mr. A.L. Coelho, the applicant in support of the application and in response to the police representation.
All parties present were afforded the opportunity of questioning Messrs. Smith and Coelho regarding the representations made.
The Sub-Committee thereupon
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.
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:
FURTHER UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that, having considered all the evidence before it, the Sub Committee finds that the application should be refused.
In coming to its decision, the Sub-Committee made the following findings;
The Sub Committee attached weight to the views expressed by the police.
The Sub Committee noted that concerns and fears about what might happen if an application was granted were not relevant considerations unless supported by real evidence. The Sub Committee considered that the recent incidents at the premises and the criminal convictions outlined did amount to real evidence which supported the concerns that the police had about the applicant and his associates.
The Sub Committee paid particular regard to Chapter 4 (Paragraphs 4.69 ... view the full minutes text for item 2.