Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee
Friday, 1 February 2019 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Swansley Room B, Ground Floor. View directions

Contact: Victoria Wallace  03450 450 500 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

2.

INTRODUCTIONS / PROCEDURE pdf icon PDF 131 KB

The Chairman will introduce the members of the Sub-Committee and the officers in attendance at the meeting.

 

A copy of the Licensing (2003 Act) Committee procedure is attached.

3.

Application to grant a premises licence LJ's Sandwich Bar & Barista pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL

LICENSING (2003 ACT) SUB-COMMITTEE

 

 

Date of Hearing:

1 February 2019

Applicant’s Name:

Luigi Lanni

Premises Address:

LJ’s Sandwich Bar & Barista, 40 Church Street, Gamlingay, SG19 3JH

Application:

Premises licence

 

Those present at the hearing:

Sub-Committee:

Councillor Deborah Roberts (Chairman)

 

Councillor Bill Handley

 

Councillor Heather Williams

 

 

SCDC Officers:

Jane Jackson, Resources Officer

 

Paul Weller, Legal Adviser

 

Victoria Wallace, Democratic Services Officer

 

Michelle Powter, present as an observer

 

 

Applicant:

Luigi Lanni

 

Jill Green

 

 

Representee/s:

Simon Bathie

 

Caroline Betts

 

Nomination of Chairman

Councillor Deborah Roberts was nominated by Councillors Bill Handley and Heather Williams, as Chairman.

The application

The application to grant a new Premises Licence for LJ’s Sandwich Bar & Barista, 40 Church Street, Gamlingay, SG19 3JH was received by the licensing department on the 20 November 2018. The requirements for advertising and displaying relevant notices were carried out in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003.

 

The requested days and times for opening, Sale of Alcohol, Provision of Recorded Music and Provision of Indoor Sporting Events applied for are as follows:-

 

MONDAY- SUNDAY

Opening Hours:                             07.00 to 00.00

Supply of Alcohol                          11:00 to 23:30 (on and off the premises)

Provision of Late Night Refreshment       23.00 to 23.30

 

Background

 

The premises can be found on Church Street, which a mixture of residential houses and local shops. 

 

As required by the Licensing Act policy, the application was sent to all responsible authorities for consultation as part of the licensing application process - no representations were received.

 

A photograph of the Blue Notice correctly displayed was received. The Notice was advertised in the Biggleswade Chronicle on the 23 November 2018.

 

Relevant representations

No representations had been received from the responsible authorities however three representations were made by interested parties, including one representation from the Parish Council. The representations submitted relate primarily to Public Nuisance and Public Safety objectives.

 

Observations:

The panel heard representations from the applicant and from residents of the neighbouring property. The ensuing discussion centred on the potential level of nuisance caused to the neighbouring property. The representee’s main concern was the nuisance caused to their property by noise and noxious smells.

 

The applicant indicated a willingness to work with those making representation and indicated the areas in which he would be prepared to be flexible.

 

The applicant offered to withdraw his application for off-sales. The applicant agreed to reduce the hours for the sale of alcohol on the premises and the subsequent closing time. A consequence of this was that the application for late night refreshment was no longer necessary.

 

The panel were aware that several of the representations were related to the planning history and planning conditions attached to the premises. Unfortunately these are not matters to which the panel could apply any real or significant weight, as they are issues for the planning authority.

 

The panel took into account the representations from those who were unable to attend and applied the appropriate weight to each point.

 

The primary issue before the panel was the sale of alcohol  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.