Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Reconvened 3 October meeting, Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday, 13 October 2022 3.00 p.m.

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

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

LS/31

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillor Kevin Holmes had been elected as Chairman for the meeting before its adjournment on Monday, 03 October 2022.

LS/32

Apologies and Reconstitution of Membership

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

Minutes:

Following its adjournment there had been no change in the membership of the Sub Committee, and therefore, no reconstitution of membership was necessary upon reconvening.

LS/33

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 interests were raised.

 

LS/34

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/35

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/36

Application for the Variation of a Premises Licence at 35 The Promenade, Arnside pdf icon PDF 515 KB

To consider an application for the variation of a Premises Licence at 35, The Promenade, Arnside. The Application was originally due to be considered on 03October 2022 however the meeting was adjourned to 13 October 2022. Please refer to the minutes of the 03 October 2022 meeting for further information.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Specialist (Licensing) presented the report. This application was to be considered by the Licensing Sub-Committee on 03 October 2022. Shortly before the commencement of the hearing on 03 October 2022 at 10.00am it had been brought to the attention of the Specialist (Licensing) that further representations had been received by South Lakeland District Council but had not been forwarded to the Licensing Team. Therefore, Members resolved to adjourn the hearing to Thursday 13 October 2022 as it was considered necessary in the public interest to enable all parties to attend or be represented at the hearing.

 

One representation was deemed a valid representation in relation to the Application to vary the premises licence. This representation is contained at Appendix 3 to the report.

 

The Specialist (Licensing) presented the report, details of the premises licence and the respective variation application as outlined within the report. The Specialist (Licensing) announced that the outstanding objections had not been resolved and that the Objectors would not be attending today.

 

Members had no questions.

 

No questions were asked by the Applicant’s Representative.

 

The Applicant’s Representative provided a statement in support of the Application and provided an overview of how the Applicant intended to meet the requirements of the Licence. The Applicant’s Representative provided clarification of the specific details of the Licence applied for, provided full justification as to why the variation was requested and how the amendments would benefit the service provided by the business.

 

The Applicant’s Representative provided background information to the premises and stated that the building had been described as a ‘derelict eyesore’ by locals in the village. The Applicant wished to invest in the property and create a beautiful location for customers to socialise, enjoy a meal and purchase drinks. The intention was to bring ‘life’ to the village.

 

The Applicant’s Representative provided a description of the professional capability of the Applicant as owner of the business. The Applicant was Managing Director of a brewery with extended experience and relevant knowledge applicable to running a venture such as that planned for 35, The Promenade, Arnside. The Applicant’s Representative relayed the Applicant’s trade awards and confirmed that Members could be confident that the operation planned would be successful and run smoothly. The Applicants’ were described as residents in Arnside and in possession of intimate knowledge of the local area and with a keen awareness of the needs of the local economy and local residents. They believe that Arnside was in need of something different compared to the provision offered by community pubs. The Applicant wished to provide a different service to local people; a more relaxing and social environment.

 

The Applicant’s Representative provided a statement of the extent of investment in the scheme. The project intended to be ‘food led’, with service provided. The full range of the dining experience was relayed, including sampling real ales and a wide range of good quality affordable wines. The quality of the products and service delivered were highlighted and the intention to cater for  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS/36