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19.

Declarations of interest

Members of the Council should declare any interests which fall under the following categories*:

 

a)        disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI)

b)         other significant interests (OSI)

c)         voluntary announcements of other interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

20.

APPLICATION FOR A VARIATION TO THE PREMISE LICENCE AT THE CINQUE PORTS ARMS, 1 HIGH STREET, NEW ROMNEY, KENT. TN28 8BU

Report DCL/17/12 This sets out the facts for the Licensing Committee to consider in determining a variation to a premise licence. The licensing committee is the Licensing Authority acting in a role formally taken by the Magistrates Court. It is, therefore, not appropriate for officers to make additional comments other than in the capacity as a Responsible Authority under the legislation of the Licensing Act 2003. Therefore there are no comments from Legal, Finance or other officers included in this report.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report DCL/17/12 This sets out the facts for the Licensing Committee to

consider in determining a variation to a premise licence. The licensing

committee is the Licensing Authority acting in a role formally taken by the

Magistrates Court. It is, therefore, not appropriate for officers to make

additional comments other than in the capacity as a Responsible Authority

under the legislation of the Licensing Act 2003. Therefore there are no

comments from Legal, Finance or other officers included in this report.

 

The Environmental Health and Licensing Manager presented the report to the

members.

 

The applicant’s representative, Councillor Miss Susie Govett, spoke in support

of the application highlighting the successful team behind the pub and explained that although it is a pub it is also a community centre. This will encourage tourism to the area and although it is not for everyone the applicants want and do have a good relationship with neighbours.

 

The applicants have taken on board all that was put to them at a previous meeting and have worked towards improving relationships with the surrounding properties.

 

Members were informed that previous planning issues had now been resolved and concerns raised in respect of parking in Limes Road had been brought to the attention of the Joint Transportation Board who will review the arrangements in this area at their next meeting.

 

The applicant accepted all the conditions put forward as part of the application.

 

Mr Read, local resident, raised a number of issues:

 

·         Beer Festival – temporary events notices will be issued for this type of event which is separate from the licence;

·         Capacity – maximum capacity is 220 which KFRS have assessed and agreed;

·         Risk assessments – this is for employers to be aware of and make sure risk assessments are reviewed;

·         Tickets – no tickets are issued for community events but the security staff use a counter to maintain the correct numbers eligible;

·         Ventilation – this has been approved by health and safety officers and air conditioning is in place;

·         Security – the security staff are all SIA trained;

·         Noise limiter – officers will work with the applicant to set the correct levels;

·         Contact numbers – residents can use the emergency phone number from the council’s website and the applicant is also happy to provide contact details if residents request it.

 

Members noted that CCTV is in place throughout the building and also covers the exterior of the property.

Proposed by Councillor Alan Ewart-James

Seconded by Councillor Roger Wilkins and

 

Resolved:

The committee has agreed to grant the variation of the Premise Licence as follows:

 

·         No live or recorded music outside.

 

·         All doors and windows are closed during live performances including DJ music.

 

·         Noise limiter is to be installed within 6 weeks of the granting of the license.  The noise limiter must be set to a level agreed by the local authority.

 

  • Live music, including DJs, must be periodically checked outside of the premises for possible noise disturbance to nearby residential properties. This must be carried  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.