Agenda and draft minutes

Liquor Licensing Committee - Friday, 9th April, 2021 10.00 am

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Venue: Remote Video Link

No. Item


Roll Call and Virtual Meeting Explanation.


Cllr Webster was nominated as Chairman for the meeting.    The Solicitor carried out a roll call to establish attendance at the meeting and provided information on the format of the virtual meeting.



To receive apologies for absence.




To receive Declaration of Interests from Members in respect of any matter on the Agenda.

The procedure the Licensing Panelwillfollowin considering the application is set outin the Licensing Act2003,its attendantRegulations and was agreed by the Licensing Committee on 2nd February2005.  The Licensing Panel,in accordance with rule 14 of the Licensing Act2003 (Hearings)Regulations 2005 decide to exclude the public fromallorpartof the hearing where the Licensing Panelconsiders thatitis in the public interestto do so.





To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2020. pdf icon PDF 378 KB


The Minutes of the Committee meetings held on 30 July 2020 were agreed as a correct record by Cllrs Dabell and Webster.  The minutes were electronically signed by the Chairman.



Application of a New Premises Licence. pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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Introduction and outline of the report:


Jon Bryant, Senior Licensing Officer introduced the application.  He advised that the Committee would determine the application in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003, MSDC Licensing Policy and the Home Office Guidance issued under Section 182 Licensing Act 2003, whilst taking into consideration the relevant representations of four neighbours close to the site on public nuisance and one representation on public safety.


He highlighted the history of the Club and that the Licensing Team were not aware of any complaints from the Public or intervention by Sussex Police or other authorities.  The new Premises Licence was requested for the new building as it would give greater flexibility than a Club Premises Certificate.  The application had been advertised on site and in the local newspaper. 


The Officer noted that some of the matters raised in the representations were not relevant for the purposes of the Licensing Act 2003. These were comments concerning additional TENS applications (Temporary Event Notices), planning, car parking, timings, odour from the premises and people driving to the site. Relevant representations have been made on matters relating to the objective of Public Nuisance – the timings of the use of the outside space and noise from that use. He advised that a list of possible conditions were included with the report and related to CCTV, staff training, closure of windows and doors and use of the outside areas.  It was noted that the Committee could add extra conditions.


The Officer summarised the relevant points raised in the representations: use of outside space and noise nuisance late at night; potential for public nuisance from the use of outside space and the request for additional hours.  The Committee were reminded that the new building was still under construction and the photos of the site showed the position of the new building in relation to the current Club House.


Section 18 of the Licensing Act 2003 was highlighted along with the Licensing Objectives of the: Prevention of Crime and Disorder; Promotion of Public Safety; Prevention of Public Nuisance and Prevention of Harm to children and young persons. That a representation was relevant if it concerns the likely effect on the Licensing Objectives of granting a licence and was more probable than not.  The Committee was advised that any party to the proceedings could appeal in a Magistrates Court.


Questions from the Members to the Officer:

A Member sought clarification on refuse collections and the timings of deliveries to the premises in the application.  Mr Thorpe advised that restricted timings for deliveries would be added to the contract with suppliers and he would check regarding the refuse collection.  The Officer advised that any guidance on timings for refuse collections from the premises would come from the Environment Protection Team but the Liquor Panel could add as part of the conditions if the licence  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS.5