Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

2.

Declarations of Interest

    Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interests.

3.

Procedure for Hearings Under The Licensing Act 2003

    The Chair will outline the procedure to be followed

    Minutes:

    The Chair advised that the Sub-Committee had been convened to assist in the interim steps pending a review of the premises licence at the Edgar Wood (formerly known as the Dusty Miller), 34 Middleton Gardens, Middleton, M24 4DF, which has been the subject of a Police certificate and application, in accordance with Section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003

     

    The meeting was to be conducted in accordance with the adopted “Procedure for Hearings Under the Licensing Act 2003 where Representations are Received”, as contained within the Local Authority’s Code of Conduct for Members and Officers Dealing with Matters under the Licensing Act 2003.

4.

Licensing Officer pdf icon PDF 3 MB

    The Licensing Officer will present the report

    Minutes:

    The Licensing Officer addressed the Sub-Committee in respect of the submitted report, copies of which were available to the parties in advance of, and at the hearing. The submitted report included representations received from the Premises Licence Holder and Greater Manchester Police, local policy considerations and the national guidance.

     

    The Licensing Officer advised that the Sub-Committee had been called to assist in the interim steps pending a review of the premises licence at the Edgar Wood (formerly known as the Dusty Miller), 34 Middleton Gardens, Middleton, M24 4DF, which has been the subject of a Police certificate and application, in accordance with Section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003.

     

    In respect of the application the Sub-Committee were invited to:

    • Consider whether the interim steps, as outlined at various stages during the meeting, were appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives; and
    • To determine whether to withdraw or modify the steps taken

     

    The Licensing Sub-Committee has delegated authority to determine the interim steps pending a review of the Premises Licence in accordance with Section 53B of the Licensing Act 2003.  

5.

The Representations

    The party making representations and/or their representative will address the members of the Licensing Sub-Committee, providing any information in support of their representation, and call any witnesses in support of their representation. These representations will be taken in the following order as applicable:-

     

    a)            Police Representation

    b)         Fire Service Representation

    c)         Environmental Health Representation

    d)         Weights and Measures

    e)         Planning

    f)          Social Services Representation

    g)         Any other interested person (including the local ward Councillor if present)

    Minutes:

    The Sub-Committee considered the views of Ms. A. Anderson (on behalf of Greater Manchester Police), who addressed the Sub-Committee regarding the interim steps that had been taken following the suspension of the Premises Licence at the Edgar Wood (formerly known as the Dusty Miller), 34 Middleton Gardens, Middleton, Manchester, M24 4DF.

6.

The Applicant

    The applicant and/or their representative will address the Licensing Sub-Committee, present information in support of the application, and to call any witnesses in support of the application, one witness at a time.

    Minutes:

    Ms. C. Johnson addressed the Sub-Committee on behalf of the licence holder: The Craft Union Pub Company Limited, 3 Monkspath Hall Road, Solihull, B90 4SJ.

7.

Decision

    Upon reaching a decision, the parties will be asked to return to the room and the Chair will announce the decision.

     

    If the Licensing Sub-Committee defer in reaching a decision, the Clerk will write to the relevant parties to tell them of the Licensing Sub-Committee’s decision within the relevant time-scale.

    Minutes:

    Resolved:

    That the Sub-Committee is satisfied with the interim steps taken by the management of the Edgar Wood (formerly known as the Dusty Miller), in terms of agreeing, after consultations with Greater Manchester Police, to the imposition of additional conditions and the Sub-Committee hereby lifts the suspension of the premises licence thereby permitting the premises to reopen until the full review hearing in respect of the Edgar Wood (formerly known as the Dusty Miller) that is due to be held on Monday, 23rd July 2018.