Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday, 4 November 2021 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Lowther Room, Kendal Town Hall. View directions

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Items
No. Item

LS/19

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

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

LS/20

Apologies and Reconstitution of Membership

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

Minutes:

Councillor Hazel Hodgson having tendered an apology for absence, Councillor Kevin Holmes,as substitute Member, took her place on the Sub-Committee.

LS/21

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/22

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/23

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/24

Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 419 KB

To consider an application for a premises licence in respect of Lakeland Farm Visitors Centre, Ings.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Specialist presented a report which requested consideration of an application to vary a premises licence in respect of Lakeland Farm Visitors Centre, Ings. The premises was situated on the edge of the small village of Ings (a map overview of the premises was available at Appendix C). The application sought authorisation for the supply of alcohol (on and off the premises) Monday to Saturday from 10.00 hours to 23.00 hours and on Sunday from 10:00 hours to 22:00 hours. For awareness, the Licensing Specialist highlighted to Members that Section E Live Music and Section F Recorded Music were also completed within the submission. However, timings sought were within deregulated hours so neither activity should be included within the decision making process of the Sub-Committee.

 

The Licensing Specialist brought to Members’ attention that none of the responsible authorities made any representations in relation to the application. The representations made by the interested parties as outlined within Appendix B of the report related to the Prevention of Crime and Disorder and Public Nuisance. The Specialist drew Members’ attention to s.182 Guidance of the Licensing Act 2003 as outlined within the report.

 

Isaac Benson, the joint applicant, presented his case. He informed Members that the business had been open for over 2 and a half years and the reason for the diversification was to add value to the farm business which already operated a butcher’s shop and farm kitchen. The restaurant had been open for between 8 to 9 months before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

 

The applicant highlighted to Members that the beef produced by the farm was served as steak on the menu within the restaurant. However, the choice of steak was not in demand through the day by customers. Therefore the applicants established that there was a market for steak nights. The applicant clarified that there were no representations made against any of the previous Temporary Event Notice (TEN) applications made for steak evenings. The applicant did highlight that there were a few challenges in relation to receiving responses back from the TENs therefore they were advised to apply for a premises licence which was the application Members were considering.

 

Following questions from Members the applicant clarified that the application for the premises to sell alcohol was to compliment the food already being served and that all alcohol would be served with a meal. He further clarified to Members that the premises was marketed for pre-bookings only and table service.

 

Members also sought clarification on the off sales element of the application. The applicant explained that off sales would only take place in the farm shop on site where local gins and alcohol were sold. The farm shop would not be open during the extended hours. The applicant clarified to Members that the premises would play indoor and background music only.

 

Members drew attention to the representation that related to access of the site. The applicant clarified that 50 meters from the site there was a public highway.  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS/24