Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Chairman advised Members of the Sub-Committee and those who had been dialled into the Sub-Committee meeting that a request had been received from an interested party that the meeting be adjourned. In addition to the request for an adjournment, Mrs Ahmed had submitted two video clips and a number of photographs after 5.50 p.m. the previous evening.
The Chairman explained that under Regulation 18 of the Licensing Hearing Regulations 2003, in considering any representations or notice made by a party, the authority may take into account documentary or other information produced by a party in support of their application, representations or notice (as applicable) either before the hearing or with the consent of all the other parties, at the hearing.
The Chairman went on to explain that the Council had therefore not had the opportunity to review the information to ensure it did not contain any intrusive footage of people or personal information. The Council had also not had the opportunity to check the file format to check its compatibility for playing through the Microsoft Teams platform and the Council had not had the opportunity to share the information with the applicant or agent.
The Chairman clarified that the only way the information could be provided at the hearing was with the consent of the other parties at the hearing. The other parties had not seen the information and therefore were not in a position to provide their consent to the information, which had been submitted, to be considered at the hearing. Therefore, due to the late receipt of the video and photographs the Chairman proposed an adjournment of the hearing to allow for copies of the videos and photographs to be provided to the other interested party by 12.00 p.m. on 12 June 2020 and for any comments to be received by 12.00 p.m. on Monday 15 June 2020 together with confirmation of consent to submit the evidence at the adjourned hearing date.
The Chairman proposed that the Hearing was adjourned until Friday 19 June 2020 at 10.30 a.m. The proposal was seconded and it was
RESOLVED – That the meeting be adjourned.
Publication date: 27/07/2020
Date of decision: 12/06/2020
Decided at meeting: 12/06/2020 - Licensing Sub-Committee