Agenda and minutes
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APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN
To appoint a Chairman for the duration of the meeting.
RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Chairman for the Panel was proposed andseconded to be Councillor David Cannon. This was proposed by Councillor Hilton and seconded by Councillor Davies.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Bowden and Councillor Hilton was substituting.
To receive any declarations of interest.
Councillors Cannon and Hilton declared a personal interest as they both knew Mr Phillip Bicknell as he was previously a borough councillor.
To note the minutes of the last Sub Committee.
RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the minutes of the last LPSPOSC held on 15 October 2020 to be noted to be a true record.
To note the procedural details for the meeting.
The Clerk went through the procedures for the Sub Committee.
To consider an application for a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 for The Lounge, 13a High Street, Windsor, SL4 1LD.
The reporting officer, Craig Hawkings, Licensing Enforcement Officer, introduced and went through the report.
This meeting of a Licensing Sub-Committee was convened to hear an application for a new premise located within the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. In line with Licensing Act 2003 S18 (3)(a) when relevant representations are made against an application, a hearing must be held to consider them. A relevant representation made against an application for a new premises licence must relate to at least one of the four licensing objectives set out in the Licensing Act 2003. These are ‘The Prevention of Crime and Disorder’, ‘Public Safety’, ‘The Prevention of Public Nuisance’, and ‘The Protection of Children from Harm’.
The purpose of this hearing was for the Sub-Committee to hear the application, receive written and oral representations from other parties and then to make a decision in respect of the application.
The Applicant was Mr Anil Kumar of The Lounge, 13a High Street, Windsor, SL4 1LD. Mr Kumar had applied, under the Licensing Act 2003, for a New Premises licence to be granted.
The application was to:
1. To Licence the first floor of 13 High street, Windsor for the purposes of operating as a Restaurant for the sale of alcohol for (Consumption On and OFF (Both) the premises).
A summary of the application is as follows: -
· The standard opening hours of the premises would be 10:30 Until Midnight Monday to Sunday
· To permit the sale by retail of alcohol for consumption On and OFF (both) the premises from 10:30am until Midnight Monday to Sunday
· To permit the provision of late-night refreshment from 23:00 until Midnight Monday to Sunday.
· To Permit Live Music (Indoors) from 10:30am until Midnight Monday to Sunday.
· To permit Recorded Music (Indoors) from 10:30am until Midnight Monday to Sunday.
· To Permit Performances of Dance (Indoors) from 10:30am until Midnight Monday to Sunday.
· To Permit anything similar description to falling within (e) (f) or (g)(Indoors) from10:30am until Midnight Monday to Sunday.
The Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) would be Mr Anil Kumar.
This application had received no representations from the responsible authorities which include Royal Borough Fire and Rescue Service, Planning, Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, Public Health, Trading Standards, Thames Valley Police and RBWM Licensing. There were representations from Environmental Health. Extra conditions had been proposed by Thames Valley Police and Trading Standards in addition to the proposed conditions received within the application. The applicant had agreed to all the conditions proposed by both responsible authorities. There had been 16 individual representations from residents that were relevant as they related to one or more of the four licensing objectives.
The Licensing Panel Sub Committee was obliged to determine the application with a view to promoting the four licensing objectives which are:
· The prevention of crime and disorder;
· Public safety;
· The prevention of public nuisance
· The protection of children from harm.
In making its decision, the Sub-Committee was also obliged to have regard to national guidance and the Council’s own Licensing Policy. ... view the full minutes text for item 50.