Agenda and minutes

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Items
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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:

The Sub-Committee met to consider an application for an Application for a Premises Licence, in accordance with Section 17 of the Act in respect of the Crown Oil Arena, to which representations had been made by the Responsible Authorities/Interested Parties.

 

The meeting was 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.

 

There were no declarations of interest made by Members or Officers in respect of the application under consideration.

 

The Licensing Manager/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 provided details of the application for the representations received from Responsible Authorities /interested Parties, local policy considerations and the national guidance.

 

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

(i)         Grant the application;

(ii)        Grant the application with appropriate conditions;

(iii)       Reject the application

 

 

DECISION

 

Upon hearing the applicant and his representative and from persons who objected, and taking into account the written evidence, the decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee be as follows:-

 

The application was granted with the conditions agreed between the Applicant and the Environmental Health and Weights & Measures as set out in the Agenda pack.

 

 

 REASONS

 

The Licensing Committee considered all of the relevant evidence made available to it and in doing so has taken account of the Licensing Act 2003, the Guidance under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and Rochdale Council’s Licensing Policy.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that there were no representations from the Police.

 

It was generally accepted that most of the representations heard were in support of the stadium; however there were concerns with parking, litter and noise and the possibility of this increasing if the premises licence is granted in view of the extended hours.

 

The Sub Committee were minded to grant the application as they were of the view that the conditions agreed by the Applicant with the Environmental Health and Weights & Measures were sufficient to address the concerns raised by residents who made representations and therefore, it was considered appropriate in the circumstances to grant the Licence for the promotion of the Licensing Objectives.

 

In so far as the objectors suggesting the granting of the application would undermine the licensing objectives, the sub-committee were of the view that no evidence had been submitted to suggest that to grant the application would undermine the licensing objectives.

 

The Sub-Committee noted that residents had concerns regarding the above and also issues with people drinking alcohol outside. The Applicant was reminded to ensure if this does happen, then to put in place safeguards as it does constitute a breach of the premises licence. It was further noted that the Applicant had given an assurance to repair the fence.

 

The Sub-committee made further suggestions in that litter should be regularly cleared, if there  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.