Agenda and minutes

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee - Friday, 14 August 2020 11.00 a.m.

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Appointment of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the sub-committee.


Councillor Anna Bradnam was appointed as the Sub-Committee Chair.



The Chair 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.




There were no declarations of interest.


Application to vary a Club Premises Licence for Whittlesford Social Club pdf icon PDF 269 KB

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South Cambridgeshire District Council Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee


Date of Hearing:

14 August 2020


Whittlesford Social Club

Premises address:

14 High Street, Whittlesford, CB22 4LT


Variation of Club premises licence



Those present at the hearing:



Councillor Anna Bradnam (Chair)


Councillor Bill Handley


Councillor Deborah Roberts



SCDC Officers:

Jane Jackson, Licensing Officer


Paul Weller, Legal Adviser

Suzanne Christie, Environmental Health Officer


Victoria Wallace, Democratic Services Officer




Mr Philip Chapman (representing Whittlesford Social Club)




Mr Nick Guest


Mrs Michelle Young


Councillor Richard Williams


Appointment of Chair

Councillor Anna Bradnam was appointed as the Sub-Committee Chair.


Declarations of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.

The application

The application to vary a Club Premises Licence for Whittlesford Social Club, 14 High Street, Whittlesford, CB22 4LT was received by the licensing department and sent out for consultation on 25 June 2020. The application was accompanied by:

·       The required fee

·       An operating schedule

·       A plan of the premises


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

The application is for a variation of a Club Licence SCDCCP0038 to remove the following licence condition:

No alcohol supplied under the scope of the club premises certificate shall be consumed other than within the confines of that part of the premises interior, as is more particularly denoted and annotated “Consumption of Alcohol” upon the floor plan dated 21st July 2005 as is incorporated within the operating schedule to the certificate.



The premises can be found on the High Street, Whittlesford, which is mainly residential with a few businesses nearby.


As required by the Licensing Act policy, the application was sent to all responsible authorities for consultation as part of the licensing application process.


Notification of the application was sent to 105 neighbouring properties.


A photograph of the Blue Notice correctly displayed was received. The Notice was advertised in the Cambridge Evening News on 3 July 2020.


As part of the application process, the applicant was made aware of the representations.

Relevant representations

Written representations were received from Environmental Health and 22 interested parties. The applicant’s response to the representations was received on 30 July 2020 and this response was sent to the interested parties along with the Environmental Health representation. None of the representations had been withdrawn. At the hearing, the Sub-Committee made it clear that it had taken into account all of those representations. Although not all those making representations attended the hearing, a number of residents attended and spoke on behalf of themselves and other respondents.


The panel heard representations from the applicant, Environmental Health, local residents and the local Member.


The applicant explained the circumstances and reasons for the application to vary the current licence. He acknowledged residents’ concerns regarding parking but did not consider that the variation to the current licence would have an impact on this. The club’s committee had ensured conditions of the current licence had been complied with and would ensure that conditions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.