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Appointment of Chair
To appoint a Chair for the Sub-Committee.
Councillor Anna Bradnam was appointed as Chair of the Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee.
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.
Declarations of Interest
Councillor Peter McDonald declared a non-pecuniary interest as the local Member for the Duxford, but declared that he came to the matter afresh.
South Cambridgeshire District Council
Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee
The application for a Premises Licence for The Lodge, Duxford was received on 13 July 2020. The requirements for advertising and displaying relevant notices were carried out in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003.
The application is for the variation of an existing Premises Licence SCDCPL0098 to include the sale of alcohol in the garden area of the premises. Currently the garden is excluded from the premises. The requested days and times for Sale of Alcohol for consumption on the premises in the garden are as follows:
The premises can be found on Ickleton Road, Duxford, CB22 4RT which is mainly
residential properties and some businesses.
As required by the Licensing Act policy, the application was sent to all
responsible authorities for consultation as part of the licensing application
Notification of the application was sent to 118 neighbouring properties.
The Blue Notice was correctly displayed, and a notice was placed in the
Cambridge Evening News on the 27 July 2020.
Representations have been received from seven interested parties. A list was
sent to the applicant.
A representation was received from Environmental Health and this was sent
to the applicant.
As part of the application process the applicant has been made aware of the representations.
One of the existing representees supplied additional information, on the day of the hearing, which with the consent of the applicant and all other parties, was placed before the sub-committee.
The panel heard representations from the applicant who explained the nature of the business, which they had taken over in September 2018 and opened as a hotel in November 2019. They had expanded the operation in the garden in July 2020. The applicant outlined how parking is managed, indicating 33 spaces available for guests, with staff instructed to park off site on busy days.
The panel were notified that The Lodge, Duxford had engaged the services of a sound engineer to investigate noise prompted by the recommendations of the Environmental Health Officer. The applicant explained that the direction in which the speakers were pointing had been changed to reduce noise that residents had experienced and indicated that they would be happy to make further changes to reduce the impact of their business on nearby residents, including reviewing the location of their designated smoking area.
Environmental Health had received three complaints with regards to The Lodge, Duxford due to noise and smoke from the end of July, shortly after the application ... view the full minutes text for item 4.