Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub Committee - Thursday, 13th May, 2021 2.30 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting on Zoom. View directions

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112.

Webcasting Introduction

1. This virtual meeting is to be webcast. Members are reminded of the need to unmute before speaking.

 

2. The Chairman will read the following announcement:

 

“I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live to the internet (or filmed) and will be capable of repeated viewing (or another use by such third parties).

 

Please could I also remind Members of the Public who have registered to speak that they will be admitted to the meeting at the appropriate time.

 

Please also be aware that if technical difficulties interrupt the meeting that cannot be overcome, I may need to adjourn the meeting.”

 

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Minutes:

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

 

 

113.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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Minutes:

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

114.

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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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted the procedure for the conduct of business for this virtual meeting.

115.

Licensing Act 2003 - Application for a Premises Licence for The Blue Boar, Market Place, Abridge, RM4 1UA pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To consider the attached report.

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Minutes:

 

The three Councillors that presided over this application were Councillors I Hadley, M Sartin and P Stalker.

 

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

 

In attendance were the applicant’s representative Mr Dadds and the objectors Mr Evans, Ms Feeney, Ms Cook, Mr Bean and Ms Zeitler.

 

(a)        Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Officer, P Jones, informed the Sub-Committee that an application had been made by Dadds LLP on behalf of ADO Catering Ltd for a new premises licence at The Blue Boar, Market Place, Abridge RM4 1UA .

 

The application was for the following licensing activities:

 

Provision of Live and Recorded Music (Indoors), Provision of Performances of Dance (Indoors), and The Sale of Alcohol (For consumption both on and off)

 

Sunday – Wednesday            10:00 – 00:00

            Thursday                                 10:00 – 01:00

            Friday – Saturday                   10:00 – 02:00

 

For statutory bank holiday weekend periods (Friday Saturday Sunday & Monday) the Thursday before Good Friday and Christmas Eve, the finish time would be extended by one hour beyond these times. On occasions of local, national or international significance or for charitable events, the finish time would be extended by one hour, with seven days’ notice and agreement with the police.

 

Late Night Refreshment (Indoors)

 

Sunday – Wednesday            23:00 – 01:00

            Thursday                                 23:00 – 02:00

            Friday – Saturday                   23:00 – 03:00

 

For statutory bank holiday weekend periods (Friday Saturday Sunday & Monday) the Thursday before Good Friday and Christmas Eve, the finish time would be extended by one hour beyond these times. On occasions of local, national or international significance or for charitable events, the finish time would be extended by one hour, with seven days’ notice and agreement with the police.

 

Opening Hours

 

Sunday – Wednesday            09:00 – 01:00

            Thursday                                 09:00 – 02:00

            Friday – Saturday                   09:00 – 03:00

 

For statutory bank holiday weekend periods (Friday Saturday Sunday & Monday) the Thursday before Good Friday and Christmas Eve, the finish time would be extended by one hour beyond these times. On occasions of local, national or international significance or for charitable events, the finish time would be extended by one hour, with seven days’ notice and agreement with the police.

The application was received by the Licensing Authority on the 11 March 2021. The premises licence application and the operating schedule set out the conditions which would be attached to the licence, if this application was to be granted. This application was for a premises licence identical to the one already granted to Blue Boar Holding Ltd at the same location.

All Responsible Authorities had been notified, it had been properly advertised at the premises and in a local newspaper. All residences and businesses within a 150 metre radius of the premises were individually consulted.

 

The authority had received one representation from Lambourne Parish Council and twenty-eight represents from residents and businesses in the area.There had been no comments from Community Resilience, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, Environmental  ...  view the full minutes text for item 115.

116.

Application for a Street Trading Consent - The Broadway, Loughton pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To consider the attached report.

 

 

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Minutes:

The three Councillors that presided over this application were Councillors I Hadley, A Lion and P Stalker.

 

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

 

In attendance were the applicant’s representative Ms Matthews and the objectors: Ms Porter from Essex County Council and Ms Grace.

 

(a)        Application before the Sub-Committee

 

The Licensing Officer, P Jones, informed the Sub-Committee that an application had been made by Stuart Matthews of Debden Traders’ Association, to trade at The Broadway, Loughton  for a Street Trading Consent for a market selling mixed goods including hot and cold food and drink (no alcohol).

 

            Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 17:00.

 

The application was received by the Licensing Authority on the 24 March 2021.

There was no requirement in the Local Government Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1982 to carry out any consultation, but Essex Police, Essex Fire and Rescue Service, Environmental Health, Community Resilience,  Loughton Town Council and the ward councillors had been notified and had no comments or objections. Public notices were placed along The Broadway.

The authority had received representations from Essex County Council, a local business and a regular stall holder.

 

(b)       Presentation of the Application

 

Ms Matthews provided some background to the application and explained that management of the association was now the responsibility of the applicant. The space outside the premises had been used for 30 years and this was typical of many high streets, there had been no safety issues, complaints accidents or use of public liability insurance. The consent would give the freedom to house markets and traders, revive The Broadway and attract market traders. There had been no objections from Environmental Health, the Police and Fire Service.  She suggested that Essex Highways should visit the site to see the extremely wide pavement and the concerns raised by Ms Grace could be addressed.

 

(c)        Questions for the Applicant from the Sub-Committee

 

The Sub-Committee sought clarify on the number of traders in the association and if items on display from shops spanned across adjacent shop premises. The association comprised of seventeen traders from The Broadway and no (zero) stall holders. Items had spanned adjacent properties with permission from the shopkeepers during covid lockdown. Market traders would be independent traders and the shops and stall were not mutually exclusive. 

 

(d)       Questions for the Applicant from the Objector

 

There were no questions from the objectors.

 

(e)        Presentation from the Objector

 

Ms Porter advised the Sub-Committee that from the kerb to the premises was public highway and businesses could not extend onto the public highway. A street trading consent did not allow trading from the public highway and  Essex Highways had to raise their objection to a street trading consent.

 

Ms Grace, advised the Sub-Committee that the sprawling goods along the pavement was dangerous for wheelchair users and prams.  She detailed that in the last eight years there had only ever been two or three stalls and that she had no objection  ...  view the full minutes text for item 116.