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APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN
To appoint a Chairman for the duration of the meeting.
Mark Beeley, Democratic Services Officer, opened the meeting and explained that a Chairman would need to be appointed for the meeting.
A motion for Councillor Hill to be Chairman was put forward, which was proposed by Councillor Bowden and seconded by Councillor Clark.
RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That Councillor Hill be appointed as Chairman of the Licencing Panel Sub Committee for the duration of the meeting.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive any apologies for absence.
There were no apologies for absence received.
To receive any declarations of interest.
Councillor Bowden declared a personal interest because he had met the applicant, along with Councillors Rayner and Shelim, at the venue. At the time, Councillor Bowden disclosed that he was a member of one of RBWMs Planning Panels and that he was visiting as an observer. Furthermore, Councillor Bowden represented the ward which this application was located but would be coming to the Sub Committee with an open mind.
To note the procedural details for the meeting.
The Sub Committee and those present noted the meeting procedures.
To consider an application for a new premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 for 14a -15a Goswell Hill, Windsor, SL4 1RH Including The Plaza.
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 licence 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 Graham Lumley for the premises 14-15a Goswell Hill, Windsor, SL4 1RH. Mr Lumley had applied, under the Licensing Act 2003, for a New Premises licence to be granted.
The application was:
1) To Licence 14a – 15a Goswell Hill, Windsor, SL4 1RH Including the Plaza, Windsor for the purposes of operating as a Bar / Restaurant for the sale of alcohol for (Consumption On the premises).
A summary of the application was as follows:
The standard opening hours of the premises:
· 11:00 Until 23:00 hrs Monday to Sunday
To permit the sale by retail of alcohol for consumption On the premises:
· 11:00 until 22:00 hrs Monday to Sunday
The Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) would be Miss Amelia Lumley.
This application had received no representations from the responsible authorities which included; 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 in addition to the proposed conditions received within the application. The applicant had agreed to all the conditions proposed by Thames Valley Police. There had been no individual representations from residents that were relevant to the application.
The Licensing Panel Sub Committee was obliged to determine the application with a view to promoting the four licensing objectives which were:
· 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. The Sub-Committee must have regard to all of the representations made and the evidence that it heard.
The Sub-Committee must, having regard to the application and to the relevant representations, take such step or steps as it considered appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives.
The steps that were available to the Sub-Committee were:
(a) Reject the application;
(b) Refuse to specify a person in the licence as the premise’s supervisor;
(*Note – not all of these will be relevant to this particular ... view the full minutes text for item 55.