Agenda and minutes

Licensing (Licensing and Gambling) Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Emily Goodwin/Pat Wood - Democratic Support Officer  023 8083 2302

Items
No. Item

23.

Election Of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the purposes of this meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor Blatchford be elected as Chair for the purposes of this meeting.

24.

Minutes Of The Previous Meeting (Including Matters Arising) pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 23 November 2017 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 23 November 2017 be approved and signed as a correct record.

25.

Exclusion Of The Press And Public

At a predetermined point during the consideration of all items the Sub-Committee may move into private session in order to receive legal advice when determining issues. The parties to the hearing, press and the public, unless otherwise excluded by the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005, will be invited to return immediately following that private session at which time the matter will be determined and the decision of the Sub-Committee will be announced.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 that the parties to the hearing, press and public be excluded at a predetermined point whilst the Sub-Committee reaches its decision.

26.

APPLICATION FOR A NEW PREMISES LICENCE - POP WORLD, LOWER BANISTER STREET, SOUTHAMPTON, SO15 2EH pdf icon PDF 14 MB

Application for a new premises licence - Pop world, Lower Banister Street, Southampton, SO15 2EH

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the report, and additional information submitted in advance of the hearing detailing an application for a premises licence in respect of Pop World, Lower Banister Street, Southampton SO15 2EH.

 

Claire Eames (Applicant’s Solicitor), Aaron Findlator (Designated Premises Supervisor), Mark Molton (Area Manager, Stonegate Pub Company) and Elaine Jeffery (Environmental Health Officer) were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.

 

The Sub-Committee considered the decision in confidential session in accordance with the Licensing Act (Hearings) Regulations 2005.

 

RESOLVED that the Premises Licence be granted, subject to the Conditions set out within the operating schedule (amendments agreed during the course of the hearing) as well as the condition agreed with the Environmental Health officer and subject to retention of the existing last entry time.

 

After private deliberation the Sub-Committee reconvened and the Chair read out the following decision:-

 

All parties will receive formal written confirmation of the decision and reasons.

 

The Sub-Committee has considered very carefully the application for a premises licence for Pop World, Lower Banister Street, Southampton SO15 2EH.

 

It has given due regard to the Licensing Act 2003, the Licensing Objectives, statutory guidance and the adopted statement of Licensing Policy. 

 

The Sub-Committee considered the representations, both written and given orally today, by all parties. Human rights legislation has been borne in mind whilst making the decision. 

 

It was noted that representations had been received from four residents living in close proximity to the premises.  In addition, a representation had been received from environmental health but it was confirmed during the course of the hearing that a condition had been agreed requiring external doors at the front of the premises to remain closed, save for access and egress.  The applicant had agreed conditions with the police as set out within the report and relating to CCTV, the use of SIA door staff, the use of body worn video, ID scanning, training and details of records to be kept on the premises (amongst others). 

 

Having considered all the above evidence and after having heard from those present, the Sub-Committee has determined to grant the Premises Licence as applied for, subject to the Conditions set out within the operating schedule (amendments agreed during the course of the hearing) as well as the condition agreed with environmental health as follows:

 

“The internal and external lobby doors to the front entrance of the premises will be closed at all times except for access and egress”.

 

The Sub-Committee has also determined that the last entry time should remain at 0130 hours on any day, save for customers who have stepped out to smoke, in line with the existing premises licence. 

 

Reasons

 

The Sub-Committee carefully considered written evidence from residents raising concern including (but not limited to) the following points:

 

·  That additional hours will lead to an increase in customers on the street later in the evening/early morning;

·  That vandalism will increase;

·  That door staff cannot cope with existing hours and fail to manage dispersal properly; and

·  That noise  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.