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Election of Chair
RESOLVED: That Councillor Barnes be appointed Chair.
COUNCILLOR BARNES IN THE CHAIR
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest.
To consider and determine an application for grant of a premises licence in respect of Fireaway Pizza, 7 - 9 Angel Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3QT.
The Sub-Committee considered an application for a Premises Licence in respect of Fireaway Pizza, 7-9 Angel Street, Worcester.
At the start of the meeting, the Chair made the following statement:
“Presentations to the Sub-Committee are not given under oath. However, I would like to remind all parties that the highest standards are expected and any deviation from these high standards could possibly influence any decision of the Sub-Committee.”
All parties at the hearing were introduced. The applicant, Mr Sahota, confirmed he was aware of his right to have legal representation at the meeting but had chosen not to. Mr Sahota was accompanied by the owner of the property, Mr Hutchinson, who had submitted a representation in support of the application. Mr Sahota confirmed he was satisfied with the proposed procedure.
The Senior Practitioner – Licensing presented the report on behalf of Worcestershire Regulatory Services. The Senior Practitioner – Licensing explained that WRS received an application for a premises licence for the following licensable activities on 1 June 2022:
The Senior Practitioner – Licensing drew the Sub-Committee’s attention to the location of the premises, which fell within the Council’s special policy relating to the cumulative impact of licensed premises. The special policy is set out in chapter 12 of the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy.
Sub-Committee Members were reminded that in accordance with the Policy, any application for grant of a new premises licence or club premises certificate (or any application for variation of an existing licence) which would add to the cumulative impact will normally be refused. It is for the applicant to show that the licensable activities which are being applied for will not add to the cumulative impact.
In summary, the Senior Practitioner – Licensing explained that in
considering the application, the Sub-Committee should also have regard to the Council’s Statement of Licensing Policy under the Licensing Act 2003. The Sub-Committee is obliged to determine the application with a view to the promotion of the licensing objectives which are:
• the prevention of crime and disorder;
• public safety;
• the prevention of public nuisance;
• the protection of children from harm.
The Senior Practitioner – Licensing confirmed that during the consultation period a representation had been received from West Mercia Police. The representation expressed concern in relation to increased levels of anti-social behaviour and noise pollution, siting that the grant of a premises licence would undermine the licensing objectives of prevention of crime and disorder and prevention of public nuisance.
No representations of objection had been received from the public, however a representation ... view the full minutes text for item 6.