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Apologies and Substitute Members
To receive any apologies for absence and notices of appointment of Substitute Members (if any).
There were no apologies.
Election of Chairman
To elect a Chairman for the meeting.
Cllr R J Chesterton was duly elected Chairman.
An application has been received for a new Premises Licence for Cleave Barton, Bickleigh Devon EX16 8RG As representations have been received by Mid Devon District Council, as the Licensing Authority, is obliged to hold a hearing to determine the application.
Consideration was given to a report * of the Lead Licensing Officer relating to an application that had been received by Cleave Barton, Bickleigh, Devon EX16 8RG. This was a requirement of the Council as the Licensing Authority.
The Licensing Sub Committee decided that the meeting should be heard in public session.
There were no interests to declare.
The Group Manager for Public Health and Regulatory Services outlined the contents of the report making reference to the following:
The reason for the hearing was that a new premise license application had received representations from Mrs Brownlow (not in attendance) and Mr & Mrs Ashworth objecting to the application and the Council, as the Licensing Authority, was obliged to hold a hearing to determine the application.
The objections received had alluded to issues with public safety and the prevention of public nuisance.
He explained that the applicants had offered the following conditions as part of their application:
· The Challenge 25 Scheme
· Recognising the signs of drunkenness
· Operating procedures for refusing service to any person who is drunk, under age or appears to be under age or appears to be making a proxy purchase
· Action taken in event of an emergency including reporting an incident to the emergency services
· Necessary training being undertaken and recorded
· Erection of clear and appropriate signs would be displayed at all exits
· Replacement of the 5 Bar Gate with a solid gate
He further explained that the property was in a zone 3 flood risk but no representations had been received from the Environment Agency with concerns regarding the sale of alcohol on the site. He informed the members of the Sub Committee that there was a separate planning application for the conversion of two commercial units to holiday lets on the site which had received a representation from the Environment Agency, but this was a separate issue and not part of this licensing application.
With regard to the objections raised on noise the Group Manager for Public Health and Regulatory Services explained that as this was a new application there was no context or history with regard to historical complaints or issues that could be referred to. He confirmed that there could be grounds to review the licence if issues occurred in the future and this included noise nuisance.
He explained the options available to the Sub Committee:
· Granting the licence as applied for
· Granting the licence subject to appropriate modifications necessary for the promotion of the licensing objectives
· Excluding from the scope of the licence any of the licensable activities to which the application relates
· Refusing to specify a Designated Premises Supervisor
· Rejecting the application
Reasons must be given for the decision and they must set out the matters taken into consideration and why such a decision was arrived at.
The applicants Mr & Mrs Wright were asked to present their case to the Sub Committee.
Mrs Wright provided an update on the planning application for the wedding venue on the site and that they had ... view the full minutes text for item 6.