Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee B - Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 10.00 am

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

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There were no declarations of personal interests.




The Sub Committee having convened at 10.00 a.m. in the Council Chamber, County Hall, Carmarthen, adjourned at 10.10 a.m. to undertake a site visit to the Stradey Park Hotel, Furnace, Llanelli in connection with a variation application received for the Hotels Premises Licence. The Sub Committee arrived on site at 11.00 a.m. and viewed the Hotels roof top lounge area, being that part of the premises subject to the variation application. It also viewed from the Hotel Balcony the location of the objectors properties, following which it proceeded to the highway fronting the properties at ‘The Dell’ to view the proximity of that development to the hotel. Following conclusion of the site visit at 11.20 a.m. the Sub Committee reconvened at the Council Chamber, County Hall, Carmarthen at 1.30 p.m. to consider the application


The Legal Services Manager briefed all present on the procedure for the meeting and advised the Sub Committee that an application had been received from Gryphon Leisure for the grant of a variation of the premises licence in respect of the Stradey Park Hotel Furnace, Llanelli as follows:-


“Annexe 3 – 1. Only residents of the hotel will be permitted to purchase alcohol in the rooftop lounge”.


The Legal Services Manager advised that as the nature of the variation was specific to the roof top lounge area only at the Hotel, the granting of the application would enable non –residents attending the lounge to purchase alcohol. If the application were to be granted any conditions to be imposed on that variation could only be applied to that lounge and not to the general operation of the hotel or in respect of a Late Night Refreshment Licence.


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


Appendix A – copy of the application

Appendix B – copy of the existing premises licence

Appendix C – representations submitted by the Licensing Authority

Appendix D – representations submitted by the Public Health Services

Appendix E – representations submitted by other persons.


In addition to the above the Sub Committee received, with the consent of all parties, the following additional documentation and adjourned for a period of 10 minutes to afford all parties the opportunity of reading the material:-


·        Plan detailing the location of the Stradey Park Hotel and the objectors properties

·        Note dated 20th October from Gryphon Leisure in response to representations received

·        Letter dated 23rd November, 2017 from Mr E. Jones, Carmarthenshire County Council to Gryphon Leisure

·        Letter dated 23rd November, 2017 from Mr A. Morgan, Carmarthenshire County Council to Gryphon Leisure

·        E-mail dated 28th November from Mr T Byrne, Gryphon Leisure to the Licensing Division at Carmarthenshire County Council

·        E-mail dated 27th November, 2017 from Mr Morris to public protection at Carmarthenshire County Council

·        Letter dated 28th November, 2017 from Nia Griffith M.P.


The Licensing Authority Representative referred to his representations, as detailed within Appendix C to the report and advised that subsequent thereto he had visited  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.