Agenda and decisions

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee - Thursday, 22 June 2017 3.00 p.m.

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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.




Application to vary premises licence at Co-Op stores, Church Street, Gamlingay pdf icon PDF 213 KB

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Date of Hearing:

22 June 2017


Members of Panel:

Councillor Deborah Roberts - Chairman

Councillor Kevin Cuffley

Councillor Alex Riley



Applicant’s Name:

Co-operative Group Food Limited


Premises Address:

Church Street




Variation of a premises licence



Those present at the hearing:


Councillor Deborah Roberts (Chairman)


Councillor Kevin Cuffley


Councillor Alex Riley



SCDC Officers:

Myles Bebbington, Head of Service, Environmental Health and Licensing


Suzanne Christie, Environmental Health Officer


Virginia Lloyd, Senior Lawyer


Victoria Wallace, Democratic Services Officer

John Goodwin, Regulatory Enforcement Officer (present as an observer)




Richard Arnott, Solicitor acting on behalf of the Co-operative Group


Paul Slade, Area Manager, Co-Op


Mark Bellamy, Store Manager, Co-Op, Gamlingay


The application

The application for a variation of premises licence for the Co-Op Stores, Church Street Gamlingay, was served in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003. 


The requirements for advertising and displaying relevant notices were carried out in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003.


The proposed variation if approved would extend the hours for the sale of alcohol to the public


A summary of the main changes are: -

  • To amend the commencement hours of sale by retail of alcohol from 08.00 (10.00 on Sunday) to 06.00* Monday to Sunday all year.
  • To amend the terminal hours for sale by retail of alcohol from 22.30 (Sundays, Christmas day and Good Friday) to 23.00.


*Since receiving the representee’s objection to the proposal for an extension to the permitted hours for sale of alcohol, the Co-Op has applied to vary its application.  The Co-Op is applying to amend its commencement hours for sale of alcohol from 07.00 to 23.00 Monday to Sunday all year.




The Co-op is located on Church Street running through the village and is generally located in close proximity to residential premises.  


The current premises licence does not limit opening times to the public.


The current permitted hours for sale of alcohol are:


Monday to Saturday                           08.00 to 23.00

Sunday                                                10.00 to 22.30

Good Friday                                        08.00 to 22.30

Christmas Day                                    12.00 to 15.00 & 19.00 to 22.30


The Sub-Committee must be mindful to focus only on the proposed variations when considering representations e.g. extension to alcohol sales.


Relevant representations


A written representation from Mrs Kennedy who lives in close proximity to the Co-Op was received on 1st June 2017 concerning the proposed alcohol extensions. The representation is primarily concerned with the Public Nuisance objective relating to noise from deliveries and customers.  The Licensing Officer notified Mrs Kennedy in writing that the Co-Op had amended its application in light of her written representations.  No reply has since been received.


The representative for the Co-Op made the following representations:-

  • In light of the objection received from a local resident, the Co-Op applies to vary its application for an extension of permitted hours for sale of alcohol with commencement hours of sale from 07.00 to 23.00 Monday to Sunday all year.
  • The Co-Op is not an off-licence but a convenience store that sells  ...  view the full decision text for item 3.