Agenda and draft minutes

Virtual, Licensing Hearing Sub Committee - Wednesday, 7th July, 2021 1.00 pm

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Minutes:

B. Thomson.

 

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(S) pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The Minutes of the last meetings held on the 9th June 2021 and 16th June 2021 are attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the last Licensing Hearing Panel(s) held virtually on the 9th June 2021 and 16th June 2021 were attached to the agenda.

 

Resolved:- That the minutes of the Licensing Hearing Panel(s)held virtually on the 9th June 2021 and 16th June 2021 be approved as a correct record.

 

4.

APPLICATION FOR A PREMISES LICENCE TO BE GRANTED UNDER THE LICENSING ACT 2003 IN RESPECT OF THE DEN, NEW VICTORIA MILLS, WELLINGTON STREET, BURY, BL8 2AL pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report from the Executive Director (Operations) is attached:-

Minutes:

The Licensing Authority received an application for a premises licence for The Den, New Victoria Mills, Wellington Street, Bury, BL8 2AL, from Den Contracts NW Limited, Manor House, St Thomas’s Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1HP. At the time of the application, under Part 3 of the Licensing Act 2003. No proposed Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) had been identified.

 

The hearing of this application, had originally been set for 9 June 2021 as prior to that hearing, the Licensing Authority receivedrelevant representations pursuant to the Licensing Act 2003, from two Responsible Authorities, namely Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), together with another interested party.

 

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 sub committee.

 

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

 

The proposed operating schedule shows the following:

 

a.    Performance of Plays (Indoors)

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 03.30

b.    Films (Indoors)

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 03.30

c.    Supply of alcohol- For consumption On and Off the Premises

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 03.30

d.    Hours open to the Public

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 04.00

e.    Live Music (Indoors)

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 03.30

f.     Playing of Recorded Music (Indoors)

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 03.30

g.    Performance of Dance (Indoors)

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 03.30

h.   Anything of a similar description to that falling within (e), (f) or (g)

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 03.30

i.     Provision of Late Night Refreshment (Indoors and Outdoors)

Monday to Sunday 23.00 to 03.30

The Licensing Manager, Mr M. Bridge reported that this application had been adjourned in the public interest at a meeting on the 9June 2021 to facilitate further mediation between the Responsible Authorities and the other interested party. He went on to confirm that agreement had been reached with the Applicant and GMP as to additional conditions to be attached to the licence. In addition, the Sub-committee was advised that GMFRS had withdrawn their representation on the basis that the Applicant had agreed to accept that an additional condition be attached to the license, that the premises will not carry out any licensable activities unless and until the fire authority have confirmed to the licensing department at Bury Council that they are satisfied it is safe to do so from a fire safety perspective.  

 

In relation to the other interested party, the Licensing Unit Manager stated that after discussions between the parties, agreement had been reached and the representation withdrawn.

Miss S. Faud representing the applicant explained to Members and Officers present that a premises licence wanted to be obtained first prior to any development works at the venue taking place. They would fully comply with the conditions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.