Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 28 March 2022 10.00 a.m.

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

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Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.


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


Apologies and Reconstitution of Membership

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


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


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.


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


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.


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



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


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


Premises Licence Application pdf icon PDF 602 KB

To determine an application for a new premises licence for Unit 6, St Martins Parade, Bowness On Windermere, LA23 3GQ.

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The Licensing Specialist  presented the report regarding an application that had been made to South Lakeland Licensing Authority under section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 for a new premises licence at Unit 6, St Martin’s Parade, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3GQ. Members were asked to examine the application and take into account the 16 representations that had been received by the Licensing Authority.


The application had been received and validated on 4 February 2002 and the Applicant’s name was William Whitaker. The application had sought to apply for the following licensable activities:


(1)   Supply of Alcohol between the hours of 12:00 to 00:30 Monday to Sunday, on & off the premises;


(2)   Hours Open to the Public between the hours of midday to 01:00 Monday to Sunday; and


(3)   Non-standard timings include an additional hour each Saturday and Sunday of every Bank Holiday weekend, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.


The Licensing Specialist clarified to Members that as part of the original application the Applicant had applied for the provision of recorded music between the hours of 12:00 to 01:00, Monday to Sunday, indoors only. However, this part of the application had subsequently been withdrawn by the Applicant during the consultation process. Therefore, this provision did not form part of the premises licence application to be considered before Members


The Applicant had proposed a number of voluntary conditions that formed part of the application that had the intention to promote the four licensing objectives.


The Licensing Specialist went on to confirm that a 28 day consultation had taken place. The last date for representations to be submitted to the Licensing Authority was Friday, 4 March 2022. The Responsible Authorities had been served with copies of the Application Form, Premises Plan and the Designated Premises Supervisor Consent form. The sixteen representations that had been made in response to the consultation had been mainly concerned by the possible effect the application would have on the two licensing objectives - ‘Prevention of Public nuisance’ and ‘Prevention of crime and disorder’.


The Applicant, William Whitaker, began by addressing the members of the public present, he reiterated that the application had been altered from the original proposal.  He stressed the aim was for the establishment to be an upmarket wine and cheese bar and that music would not be played loudly in the early hours of the morning. Any music played would be done so at a reasonably low volume as to allow members of staff the ability to explain the origins of the wines. The application was for the premises to be a quiet, cosy bar that would attract wine enthusiasts. The Applicant reassured Members that there would not be people dancing, nor spilling out onto the street causing noise pollution and litter. The Applicant confirmed that he had consulted with the Council’s Environmental Health Officers to mitigate the impact of the proposed premises licence application on nearby residents.


A Mr Michael Hynes, who lived in the same building as the proposed premises for 14 years,  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS/48