Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of any Interests by Councillors or Officers

TO RECEIVE any declarations of lobbying or whipping and for the following in so far as they relate to the business for the meeting:-

 

  1. Disclosable pecuniary interests
  2. Other significant interests (what were previously thought of as non-pecuniary Prejudicial interests)
  3. Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests

 

Voluntary Announcements of Other Interests not required to be disclosed as DPI’s or OSI’s, ie announcements made for transparency reasons alone, such as:

·       Membership of outside bodies that have made representations on agenda items, or

·       Where a Member knows a person involved, but does not have a close association with that person, or

·       Where an item would affect the well-being of a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc but not his/her financial position.

 

[Note: an effect on the financial position of a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc; OR an application made by a Member, relative, close associate, employer, etc, would both probably constitute either an OSI or in some cases a DPI].

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

2.

Minutes of the meeting held on 18 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

TO CONFIRM as a true record the minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee held on the above date.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting dated 18 June 2019 were agreed as a true record.

 

3.

Order of business pdf icon PDF 41 KB

TO NOTE – the order of business for all premises licence cases to be heard during the meeting.

Minutes:

The order of business was NOTED.

4.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a premises license for 6 St Dunstan's, Canterbury CT2 8AF pdf icon PDF 15 MB

TO CONSIDER

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Applicant, Mr Shafiei was present at the meeting along with the following Other Persons:  Amanda Harris-Dean, Michael Still, Jan Pahl and Councillor Dixey.  Also in attendance was Kent Police Licensing Officer Jim Gall, and Canterbury City Council Licensing Enforcement officers Diane Attenborough and Sue Ginever.  Councillors Dekker and Gower were in attendance for training purposes.

 

The Licensing Officer introduced the application for the grant of a new premises licence and explained that there was an existing licence already in place for the venue.  A site visit had been arranged prior to the Hearing but access to the property could not be gained, so observation had been from outside only.

 

He explained that the Applicant had been provided with a statement of licensing policy and the statutory guidance.  He informed those present that Helen Cardy, an Other Person, had emailed him stating she had received insufficient notice to attend Hearing and asking if it could be postponed. Ms Cardy had been informed she could arrange representation or submit an application for an adjournment but no response had been received.  He advised that her written objection was well constructed and gave sufficient information if the committee wished to proceed.

 

The Legal Advisor advised that as she was not represented, the option was to either adjourn or proceed in her absence, taking into account her objections.  Following a short discussion the Panel decided to proceed and take into account the objections.

 

The Chairman then advised that a document showing a draft menu had been submitted on the day and asked all parties present if they were willing to accept the inclusion of the document.  This was agreed by all.

 

The Applicant addressed the Sub-Committee and made points including:

 

1.    He apologised for not being able to access the premises. 

2.    The main aim of the licence was to serve alcohol with substantial food orders.

3.    Staff would be fully trained with knowledge of licensing objectives.  Under 25s would be challenged and only proof of age would be driving licence, passport or other government approved. 

4.    All alcohol would be stored behind counters. Alcohol would be limited to beer/cider with a maximum alcohol content of 6%.  One, four or eight cans would be available with food orders only. 

5.    He would not use deliveries from uber eat or deliver for alcohol purchases only. 

6.    Deliveries would be made to residential address only. 

7.    Drivers would carry a refusal book, and another one would be inside the premises. 

8.    There would be CCTV cameras inside and outside the premises, which would be available to the licensing authority and the police. 

9.    Drivers would not be permitted to park outside premises and would use the car park to minimise noise. 

10.  All the windows and doors would be kept shut from 21:00 hours to minimise noise. 

 

Councillors then asked questions of the Applicant and points made included the following:

 

11.  The existing licence for the premises was until 01:00 hours.

12.  The premise had been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Any other urgent business

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

6.

Any other urgent business which falls under the exempt provisions of the local government act 1972 or the freedom of information act 2000 or both

Minutes:

There was no urgent business which fell under this item.