Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 18 July 2022 10.00 a.m.

Venue: District Council Chamber, South Lakeland House, Kendal

Contact: Committee Services 

Items
No. Item

LS/13

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the meeting.

Minutes:

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

 

LS/14

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 had been no change in the membership of the Sub-Committee and, therefore, no reconstitution was necessary.

LS/15

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 the following Declaration of Interest was made:-

 

(1)        Councillor David Webster raised a non-pecuniary interest for transparency by virtue of the fact that he knew the Applicant and recognised a number of the Objectors to the application.

 

LS/16

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 were no excluded items on the agenda.

LS/17

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/18

Application for the grant of a premises licence - Unit 8 Lightburn Industrial Estate, Ulverston pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To consider an application for the grant of a premises licence at Unit 8, Lightburn Industrial Estate, Ulverston.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Licensing Specialist presented a report, which requested that Members consider an application for a premises licence in respect of Unit 8, Lightburn Industrial Estate, Ulverston.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to the background and proposals to the application, which had been submitted on 1 June 2022 and sought authorisation for the following:-

 

(1)        Sale of alcohol (on and off the premises) 7 seven days a week between the hours of 11:00-23:00.

 

Sixteen representations had been received from residents and local councillors concerning the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance, public safety and the protection of children from harm. The report noted that as part of the 28-day consultation period no representations from the responsible authorities had been received.

 

When asked by the Chairman, no Members raised any questions for the Licensing Specialist. The Chairman then asked the objectors if they had any questions.

 

In response to a question raised by an Objector, the Licensing Specialist clarified the types of notices for Planning and Licensing and referred to the agenda pack to highlight the differences.

 

Councillor Judy Filmore, Ward Member for Ulverston West, addressed the Sub-Committee on behalf of herself as well as fellow Ulverston West Ward Members Councillors Helen Irving and Janette Jenkinson.  She referred to the objections to the application regarding the prevention of crime and disorder and issues with public safety, noting the complaints of residents. Councillor Filmore stated that this area was a peaceful residential area, which had been impacted by the actions of numerous groups of intoxicated patrons.

 

Louise Clegg, a local resident, spoke in objection to the application. She referred to the quiet but friendly nature of the neighbourhood and the impact that the proposals in the application would have on residents who would not be protected by any retrospective action. In concluding her remarks she noted that venues as the one set out in the application should only be considered within the town, not in an industrial estate where the impact on residents would be greater.

 

Victoria Gill, a local resident, spoke in objection to the application. She informed Members that those leaving the premises would cause a disturbance to local residents who were made up of both families with children and the elderly. She added that it had been difficult for those elderly residents in the area to object within the 28-day consultation period. In concluding her address to members Ms. Gill noted that those who lived in the area had chosen to be outside of the town, in a quieter area and did not think that a premises as set out in the application would benefit residents.

 

Lee Morris, a local resident, spoke on behalf of his parents in objection to the application. He referred to the responsibility of the licensees, adding that patrons could not be served alcohol if they were drunk. Similar to the previous objectors, he noted the impact on the surrounding neighbourhood and informed Members that the industrial estate had only ever  ...  view the full minutes text for item LS/18