Agenda and draft minutes

Virtual, Licensing Hearing Sub Committee - Tuesday, 21st June, 2022 1.00 pm

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Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Mr B Thomson, Head of Public Protection.




Members of the Licensing Hearing Sub Committee are asked to consider whether they have an interest in any matter on the agenda, and, if so, to formally declare that interest.


There were no declarations of interest made.



Application for a Variation to a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of Major Hotel, 158-160 Bolton Street, Ramsbottom, BL0 9JA pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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

Additional documents:


The Licensing Authority received an application to vary a Premises Licence under section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003 in relation to the Major Hotel, 158-160 Bolton Street, Ramsbottom, BL0 9JA in respect of which representations had been received from a Responsible Authority and 7 interested parties.


The Applicant for the variation to the licence in respect of the above premises is The Elephants Trunk Ltd, registered address of 2 Longsight Road, Holcombe Brook, Ramsbottom, BL0 9TD.  The Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) is Ms Leigh Ann Wilson of Old White Horse, 12 Church Street, Ainsworth, BL2 5RT.  


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


The Licensing Unit Manager presented the report and explained the application is for the variation of a Premises Licence under Part 3 of the Licensing Act 2003. The nature of the variation is to extend the current premises licence to cover the land adjacent (existing car park) to use this for the consumption of alcohol and also for the retail sale of alcohol by way of a temporary structure that will be used as a service station (Bar). Different hours are proposed for activities both inside and outside the premises. The application also requested the removal of the current restriction for Good Friday and an increase of one hour on the terminal hour for British Summertime, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and Bank Holidays.


It was noted that the timings on this licence predate the implementation of

the Live Music Act 2012 which now permits licensed premises to have

regulated entertainment (Live Music and Recorded Music) Monday to Sunday

between 8.00 until 23.00.


It was reported that Greater Manchester Police had been mediating during the representation period with the Applicant prior to the hearing and they have accepted the conditions contained at Appendix 1 of the report. In addition, the Applicant has volunteered further conditions on the Operating Schedule to the application, which was attached at Appendix 2 of the report.


The Licensing Unit Manager went on to report that a representation from the

EnvironmentalHealth Service had been made against the application

(specifically against the sale of alcohol in the outside area between 12.00 to

21.00). Full details of the representation was contained at Appendix 3 of the

report which in summary referred to;


·         Outside seating area very close proximity to residential properties

·         Noise created will carry to the properties causing a potential nuisance

·         Generator to power outside bar has potential to cause a noise nuisance

·         No barriers to deflect or reduce the noise.


It was further reported that sevenrelevant representations from interested

parties had been made against the application. Full details of the

representations were contained at Appendix 4 of the report which in summary

related to;


·         Nowhere to park with car park being used for seating area

·         Noise and disturbance to residents

·         Anti-social behaviour from customers

·         Rubbish


All documentary evidence provided with the agenda pack comprising the application, the report and representations  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.