Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 1 March 2022 10.00 a.m.

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

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Items
No. Item

LS/37

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

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

LS/38

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/39

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/40

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/41

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/42

McDonalds Premises Licence Application pdf icon PDF 446 KB

To determine an application for a new premises license at McDonalds, Oubas Hill, Canal Street, Ulverston, LA12 7LY.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Officer presented the report for the application for a grant of a new premises licence in respect of McDonalds, Oubas Hill, Canal Street, Ulverston, LA12 7LY. The applicant had sought authorisation for Late Night Refreshment only and the Applicant had volunteered conditions it intended to uphold the licensing objectives.

 

The Licensing Officer advised Members that nine representations had been received citing concerns relating to Prevention of Public Nuisance and Prevention of Crime and Disorder.

 

The Chairman then invited the Applicant’s Legal Representative to speak. The Representative began by saying he understood that Members would still be considerate of the representations made, despite those representations not having attended in person.

 

The Applicant’s Representative went on to say that if problems were to emerge then the Police would be the first to respond and would bring the matter to the attention of the Committee, thought they would bring it to the Applicant’s attention first and offer them the chance to remedy the situation.

 

The Applicant’s Representative referred to a representation that was concerned about noise nuisance, and informed Members that the Applicant had consulted with Environmental Health who were satisfied with the application.

 

The Applicant’s Representative referred to a further representation that was concerned about the congregation of ‘boy racers’. He informed Members that there would be fully operational CCTV that would have a strong potential to displace this type of conduct. The Applicant’s Representative went on to say that the volume on the drive through speakers would be turned down after 10pm. Additionally, there would be three litter patrols per day.

 

In response to a question from a Member of the Sub Committee regarding any potential nuisance issues, the Applicant’s Representative confirmed that a dialogue with the Police had already been established and that part of the Applicant’s six point plan was to work with the Police.

 

A Member asked how close residential properties were to the premises location. The Applicant’s Representative was not precisely aware of the proximity but suggested there were some residential properties above Booths supermarket.  

 

A Member asked whether the Applicant would be certain to operate within the hours on the application if the application was granted.

 

The Applicant’s Representative suggested the hours could possibly be different but they would not be any later, as this would be in breach of planning.

 

The Chairman asked if it was possible to see the Applicant’s six point plan referred to within the Applicant’s Representative address to the Sub Committee.

 

The Applicant’s Representative said the plan was more management speak than something tangible, but went on to describe an example of an action under the plan. An individual would be banned; this would be shared with other McDonald’s restaurants; there would be an incident log at management meetings; the incident log would be shared with police; and there would be a folder kept of banned individuals.

 

A Member informed the Sub-Committee that whilst one representation had mentioned light pollution there was already light in the area  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS/42