Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre Folkestone

Contact: Sue Lewis 

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Election of Chairman for the meeting


Proposed by Councillor Gary Fuller

Seconded by Councillor Jim Martin


Resolved: That Councillor Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee is appointed Chairman for the meeting. 



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

Supporting documents:


There were no declarations of interest.


Declarations of lobbying

Members should complete the enclosed yellow form and return it to the Committee Administrator at the meeting.


Declarations forms received showed no lobbying of councillors. 


An application for a new Premises Licence in respect of: Folkestone College Restaurant, Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2TZ

This report outlines the application made by Mr Lee Osborn for a new Premises Licence for this premises. The Licensing Sub-Committee must determine the outcome for the application.

Supporting documents:


Report DCL/21/08 outlined the application made by Mr Lee Osborn for the new Premises Licence.  The Licensing Sub-Committee determined the outcome for the application. 


Members were briefly taken through the report.  This was followed by a statement from the Planning Department which was read out by the Licensing Specialist.  The Planning Department’s representation included concerns with the late opening hours, which, in their opinion would contravene one of the licensing objectives; ‘the prevention of public nuisance’.  Also, planning permission is required for change of use. 


Councillor Mary Lawes from Folkestone Town Council was invited to speak.  She agreed with the views of the Planning Department and also said that the premises was located in a densely populated area which includes new family homes.  Councillor Lawes confirmed these were her own views and not those of Folkestone Town Council. 


Members were advised that the restaurant is used to enable students to learn all aspects of the catering trade. 


The Licensing Sub-Committee members considered the report and application and acknowledged that planning permission will need to be sought for a change of use.  The following resolutions, agreed by all members, were made:



1. That report DCL/21/08 is noted and received. 

2. That the licence is granted with amendments to the original application.  The Committee are agreeable to sale of alcohol between 11:00 hrs and 22:30 hrs, Monday to Sunday with an additional half hour ‘drinking up time’ prior to closure at 23:00 hrs all week.  The reason for the amendment is to comply with the four licensing objectives, in particular - The prevention of public nuisance. 


(Voting: For 3, Against 0, Abstentions 0)