Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Tuesday 2nd November 2021 2.00 pm

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Webcasting Introduction

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The Chairman made a short address to remind everyone present that the meeting would be broadcast to the internet and would be capable of repeated viewing, which could infringe their human and data protection rights.


Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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There were no declarations of interest made pursuant to the Council’s Members’ Code of Conduct.


Procedure for the Conduct of Business pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To note the adopted procedure for the conduct of business by the Sub-Committee.


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The Sub-Committee noted and agreed the procedure for the conduct of business.



To consider the attached application for a variation of an existing premises licence made by CK Entertainments Limited, Playhouse and Playroom.

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The three councillors that presided over this application were Councillors J Jennings (Chairman), A Lion and R Morgan.


The Chairman welcomed:


The Applicants

Robert Sutherland, Complete Licensing Solicitor;

James Hoffner, Complete Licensing/(DPS);

Richard Bunch, Complete Licensing;

CreshnickShalla, Bar Manager Personal Licence Holder;

Scott Yeoman, Lawsmen Security; and

Richard Vivien, Big Sky Acoustics.


Representing Essex Police

Ronan McManus, Senior Licensing Officer; and

Kelsey Dott, Licensing Officer.



Councillor N Avey, representing Epping Town Council; and

Councillor J Whitehouse, resident.


Representing Epping Forest District Council

Asitha Ranatunga, Barrister.


The Chairman introduced the members and officers present and outlined the procedure that would be followed for the determination of the application.


(a)        Application before the Sub-Committee


The Licensing Compliance Officer, Ms D Houghton introduced the application for a variation of an existing premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003, made by CK Entertainments Limited, Playhouse and Playroom, 195-199 Cottis Lane, Epping, Essex CM16 4BL.


The application was for the following licensing activities:


The Provision of Live Music

Sunday to Thursday 11.00 – 00.00, Friday to Saturday 11.00 – 02.00


The Provision of Recorded Music                         

Sunday to Thursday 11.00 – 00.00 Friday to Saturday 11.00 – 02.00


The Performance of Dance

Sunday to Thursday 11.00 – 00.00 Friday to Saturday 11.00 – 02.00


Anything of a similar description to that of above

Sunday to Thursday 11.00 – 00.00 Friday to Saturday 11.00 – 02.00


Late Night Refreshment

Sunday to Thursday 23.00 – 00.00, Friday to Saturday 23.00 – 02.00


The Sale by Retail of Alcohol

Monday to Thursday 11.00 – 00.00 Friday to Saturday 11.00 – 02.00


On and Off the premises


Opening Hours of the Premises

Sunday to Thursday 10.30 –00.30 Friday to Saturday 10.30 – 02.30


The application had been received on the 9 September 2021 and the Operating Schedule set out the conditions that would be attached to the licence, if the application was granted.


The responsible authorities had received a copy of the application. It had been advertised at the premises, in a local newspaper and all residences and businesses within 150 metre radius of the premises had been individually consulted.


The authority has received six representations of objections, one from Essex Police, one from Epping Town Council, one from a local ward Councillor who was also a resident, and three from local residents. The Objections related to the Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Prevention of Public Nuisance and Public Safety and The Protection of Children from Harm.


(b)       Presentation of the Applicant’s Case


Mr R Sutherland stated that the application was detailed in the report and started on page 11 of the agenda. In essence the variation was for increased hours on Fridays and Saturdays of 1 hour from 01:00 to 02:00hrs. There was also a reduction in the hours on Thursdays from all licensable activities by 1 hour therefore from 01:00 to 00:00hrs. In respect of off sales these are in relation to the end of the evening if people have bought bottles of wine  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.