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Election of Chair
RESOLVED: That Councillor Mrs L Hodgson be appointed Chair.
COUNCILLOR MRS L. HODGSON IN THE CHAIR
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest.
To consider and determine an application for variation of the premises licence in respect of Food & Liquor, 55 Sidbury, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2HU.
The Sub-Committee considered an application for variation of the premises licence in respect of Food & Liquor, 55 Sidbury, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2HU (‘the Premises’).
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 was represented by a Planning Agent, Mr Philip Rawle. The Applicant confirmed he was satisfied with the proposed procedure. Also in attendance for the Applicant was Mr Ilir Fazilu, Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS).
The meeting was then adjourned at the Chair’s request to enable Sub-Committee members to undertake a site visit to the Premises. The Council’s Legal Advisor stressed that Sub-Committee members would not discuss any aspect of the application whilst on site.
Once the site visit had been concluded, the Senior Practitioner – Licensing presented the report on behalf of Worcestershire Regulatory Services. The Senior Practitioner – Licensing explained that on 10 February 2023 an application was received from Burgoyne Property Investments Limited for variation to the existing premises licence, which is as follows:
The Applicant had made the following changes to the Premises:
· Roof Terrace area extended
· Relocation of ground floor bar area
· Creation of first floor bar servery
· External Ground floor seating area
· Additional WC facilities
· Minor internal re-configuration at ground and first floor
The Applicant wished to change opening hours from 12:00 – 00:00 every day to 08:00 – 00:00 every day.
The Senior Practitioner – Licensing noted that in 2019, the premises was subject to a formal premises licence review application, submitted by a local resident. The application cited that the premises was undermining the prevention of public nuisance licensing objective and was supported by Environmental Health and two other parties. On that occasion having heard all of the evidence submitted by the applicant and the application supporters, the Licensing Sub-Committee made the decision not to take any action or make any changes to the premises licence at that time.
As part of the consultation process for the variation to the premises licence, all of the Responsible Authorities had been consulted and a representation has been received from Environmental Health, objecting to the variation of the application on the grounds of public nuisance.
A representation was also received from Councillor Denham, Councillor for Cathedral Ward, objecting to the variation of the application on the grounds of public safety, public nuisance, and protection of children from harm. During the consultation period, the police requested for conditions to be added to the licence. ... view the full minutes text for item 18.