Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 30 May 2022 10.00 a.m.

Venue: District Council Chamber, South Lakeland House, Kendal

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

LS/1

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor David Webster be elected Chairman for the meeting.

LS/2

Apologies and Reconstitution of Membership

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

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

LS/3

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/4

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/5

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/6

Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To consider an application for a time limited premises licence in respect of Coast Road Festival.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Specialist presented a report, which requested consideration of an application for the grant of a time limited premises licence in respect of Coast Road Festival, Aldingham. The festival would be held in a field in Aldingham and, the exact location was presented as part of a plan in Appendix 1 to the report. The application sought authorisation for the following:-

 

Sale of alcohol (on the premises) on 9 and 10 July 2022 between the hours of 12.00 – 23.00 hours each day;

 

The performance of live music (indoors and outdoors) on 9 and 10 July 2022 between the hours of 12.00-23.00 hours each day; and

 

Recorded music (inside a tent) on 9 and 10 July 2022 between the hours of 12.00- 23.00 hour each day.

 

The Licensing Specialist informed Members that part of the representations had been omitted from the agenda pack and had been circulated before the meeting; this document would be published alongside the agenda following the meeting. She added that no one from the responsible authorities would be attending the meeting as they had no comments to make on the application as a result of the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) meetings which had received and signed off an Event Management Plan, Traffic Management Plan, Noise Management Plan and Security Plans from the Applicants.

 

The Chairman noted that the Sub-Committee had received the additional representations as raised by the Licensing Specialist and were content that they had received enough time to read the documents. He added that the Sub-Committee had agreed to an additional request to speak, which had been received from the group of objectors.

 

David Owen, a local resident and employee of Pure Leisure Group, addressed the Sub-Committee. He explained that he had experience as a Director in a Local Authority; with a number of similar events and that his concerns were linked to procedure and the location of the event. Mr Owen informed Members that Pure Leisure Group own Coniston View Lodge Park and had not received contact from the Applicant, noting that Pure Leisure Group had been notified of the proposals one day before the end of the consultation period. He added that after sending in the representation, Pure Leisure Group had not received responses to queries raised regarding the amount of money donated to charities and the experience of The Lock In Barrow Community Interest Company (CIC) in organising similar events. In summing up his representation, Mr Owen expressed concern over the suitability of the location of the site.

 

Paul Marsh, a local resident, addressed the Sub-Committee. He informed Members that he had been notified of the festival by a Parish Councillor, which had given him one day to submit his representation. Mr Marsh explained his concerns regarding the consultation with local residents as well as the proposed parking site, which would involve attendees crossing the busy road to access and leave the site. Mr Marsh went on to raise an issue with plans for those leaving the site, noting  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS/6