Agenda and draft minutes

Virtual, Licensing Hearing Panel - Thursday, 1st April, 2021 1.00 pm

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

The Head of Trading Standards and Licensing, Angela Lomax.

 

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members of the Licensing Hearings Panel are asked to consider whether

they have an interest in any matter on the agenda, and, if so, to formally

declare that interest.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

 

3.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 127 KB

The Minutes of the last Meeting held on the 6th October 2020 are attached.

Minutes:

The minutes of the last Licensing Hearing Panel held virtually on the 6th October 2020 were attached to the agenda.

 

Resolved:- That the minutes of the LHP held virtually on the 6th October 2020 be approved as a correct record.

 

4.

APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE TO BE GRANTED UNDER THE LICENSING ACT 2003 IN RESPECT OF PRESTWICH SOCIAL CLUB, UNIT 3, RADIUS SCHEME, SOUTH EAST SIDE, FAIRFAX ROAD, PRESTWICH, M25 1AS pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report from the Executive Director (Operations) is attached

 

Application Form attached

 

Plan attached

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Applicant is TLS2 Bars Limited, Manor House, 35 St Thomas’s Road, Chorley, PR7 1HP. The proposed Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) is Mr Douglas Waldron, Apple Barn, Draklow Gorse Farm, Yatehouse lane, Byley, Middlewich, CW10 9NS.

 

The application is for the grant of a Premises Licence under Part 3 of the Licensing Act 2003:

 

The Applicant had complied with all the necessary procedural requirements laid down by the Act.

 

Representations were received within the appropriate period by the Licensing Authority.

 

All written representations were contained within the written submissions provided in the report to the Panel.

 

All documentary evidence comprising the application, the report provided with the agenda and representations were served on all parties in advance of the hearing.

 

The proposed operating schedule shows the following:

 

a.     Supply of alcohol – For consumption On/Off the Premises.

Monday to Thursday 11.00 until 00.00

Friday to Saturday 10.00 until 01.00

Sunday   10.00 until 00.00

New Year’s Day 00.01 until 03.00

b.     Playing of recorded music (Indoors)

        Sunday to Thursday 10.00 until 00.00  

Friday to Saturday 10.00 until 01.00  

New Year’s Day 00.01 until 03.00

c.      Provision of Late-Night Refreshment (Indoors & Outdoors)

        Friday to Saturday 23.00 until 00.30  

Sunday 23.00 until 00.00

New Year Eve 23.00 until 00.00  

New Year’s Day 00.01 until 02.00

d.     Opening Times

Sunday to Thursday 08.00 until 00.30

Friday to Saturday 08.00 until 01.30

New Year’s Day 00.01 until 03.30 

 

It was reported that since the application had been submitted, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) had submitted a representation requesting that the Panel do not grant the application as submitted. Since then, mediation between GMP and the Applicant took place and they have accepted the proposals attached in Appendix 1.

 

During the Panel Hearing, the Panel heard oral representations from the Applicant Mr D. Waldron and his business partner Mr B. Collier. They outlined their previous work history and some of their current businesses. They outlined their plans and vision for the premises and stated that there were operational differences in the manner in which they would operate their business in comparison to the previous tenants.

 

There was a business plan in place to avoid previous issues, they hoped to attract a new customer base and create a safe venue and provide an asset to the local area. Prior to the Panel Hearing the Applicant had hosted two Zoom meetings with concerned residents and hoped that any objectors to the application would become customers when they saw how the business was managed. Their aim is to make a safe venue by adopting an appropriate music and pricing policy. They stated that they would have signage asking customers leaving the premises to be mindful of their resident neighbours.

 

A local resident, informed the Panel that on a number of previous occasions they had complained of anti-social behaviour issues. The later closing time had caused concerns due to the proximity of residential apartments along with smoking and litter outside the premises. All these factors could impact upon resident’s  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.