Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee
Friday, 19 October 2018 10.30 a.m.

Venue: District Council Chamber, South Lakeland House, Kendal. View directions

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

LS/20

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Helen Ladhams be elected Chairman for the meeting.

LS/21

Apologies and Reconstitution of Membership

To receive apologies for absence, if any, and to report any arising changes to membership.

Minutes:

There were no apologies and there were no changes in the membership of the Sub-Committee and, therefore, no reconstitution was necessary.

LS/22

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)

 

Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.

 

If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That it be noted that no declarations of interest were raised.

LS/23

Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That it be noted that there are no excluded items on the agenda.

LS/24

Introductions

The Chairman will make introductions and read out the procedure for the meeting.

Minutes:

The Chairman made introductions and read out the procedure for the meeting.

LS/25

Application for Premises Licence: 5 Cavendish Street, Ulverston pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To consider an application for a premises licence in respect of 5 Cavendish Street, Ulverston.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer presented a report which requested consideration of an application for a premises licence in respect of 5 Cavendish Street, Ulverston, in the light of representations which had been submitted by interested parties. Members’ attention was drawn to the late representation regarding a sound insulation and external noise report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting.

 

Mr Mark Bates, the joint applicant, presented his case. He informed Members that the ethos of a micropub was to serve a limited selection of alcohol, mainly cask ales, to a small customer base and he confirmed that they would not be serving spirits, alcopops or strong lager. He stated that he and his wife were not part of a faceless multi-national brand and they were passionate about this venture and had spent six months planning it. He felt they were part of the community and had been deeply upset by the representations and the suggestion that there would be debauchery and drunken behaviour. He informed the Members that the micropub would use Cumbrian brewers and local suppliers for the small selection of bar snacks which would be on offer and he highlighted the proposed opening hours. He stated that he felt it was noteworthy that no representations had been received from responsible authorities and that only nine residents had submitted representations. He went on to address a number of concerns which had been raised within the representations particularly in regard to noise generation. He informed the Members that deliveries would not be made by large dray lorries, the premises licence application had not included live or recorded music, there would be no mechanical ventilation or extraction used and refuse collection arrangements would be the same as those of the previous occupier, the World Peace Cafe. He went on to explain that the size of the smoking area would limit the number of smokers it would hold and therefore it would be unlikely to cause a noise nuisance and there would be no access from the smoking area to Rack Alley at the rear of the property.

 

The applicant answered questions from the Members and highlighted the noise report which had been included in the agenda pack. He stated that he did not feel that the addition of accommodation at the premises would cause additional nuisance to the neighbouring properties and that there was ample free parking within the vicinity. He clarified that small delivery vans would deliver casks of beer and there would be no large kegs delivered to the premises.

 

The Solicitor to the Council advised Members that the bed and breakfast accommodation and parking provision were not for consideration as part of the application for a premises licence.

 

Mr John Blackmore-Tucker, a local resident, addressed the Sub-Committee and made reference to the noise report and highlighted his concerns regarding the noise nuisance which could be caused to local residents particularly from those congregating in the smoking area. He informed the Members that the properties in the vicinity  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS/25