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Declaration of Interests
No declarations of interest were made.
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced Members of the Sub Committee and the attending officers. The Principal Licensing Officer explained the protocol for the meeting.
· The Applicant attended in person and was accompanied by a Licensing Agent and Area Manager.
· Principal Licensing Officer
· Licensing Officer
· County Councillor. P Jones, Ward Member for Raglan
· Clerk of Raglan Community Council
· Two members of the local community.
All confirmed sight of the report and the committee procedure. The applicant confirmed he was happy to continue without any legal representation. Time limits for speaking would be adjusted due to the number of objectors.
The Licensing and Regulatory Sub Committee considered an application for a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 for a premises licence for Raglan Service Station, High Street, Raglan.
Members of the sub-committee were asked to determine whether: -
· To grant the licence with the conditions specified in the application
· To grant the licence with the conditions the Council considers appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives
· To exclude from the scope of the licence any of the licensable activities to which the application relates
· To refuse to specify a person in the licence as premises supervisor
· To reject the application
The applicant has described the premises as a convenience store with a small petrol station. The Application was originally for:
· Alcohol Sales – off the premises - Monday to Sunday 00:00hrs – 23.59hrs
· Opening Hours - Monday to Sunday 00:00hrs – 23.59hrs
Mediation between the Licensing Department and the Applicant resulted in an offer to amend the application to 6am until midnight.
Representations were received against the application from Heddlu Gwent Police on the grounds that the application, in its original form, could undermine the Licensing Objectives. The Police requested the applicant agree to accept conditions relating to CCTV, recording of incidents and refusal logs, staff training and challenge 25. Heddlu Gwent Police removed their representations after the applicant agreed to accept all of the conditions required.
The Licensing Section submitted a representation under the ground of Prevention of Public Nuisance, Prevention of Crime and Disorder and Public Safety as detailed in the Officer’s report. This was removed after the applicant agreed to accept the additional condition relating to the use of a night pay window and the removal of the conditions relating to the DPS and the type of goods being sold.
Representations were received from other persons linked to the 4 main licensing objectives:
· Entice people to congregate outside the premises
· Light pollution
· Noise from the increase in traffic
· Cause noxious or obnoxious smells and pollution
· Create litter
· Proxy sales
· Noise from the increase in customers to the premises
The Committee noted the Applicants responses to these representations in the officer’s report.
The Committee noted that Representations must be made under the four key licensing objectives, namely:-
· The prevention of crime and disorder;
· Public Safety;
· The prevention of public nuisance; and
· The protection of children from harm.
The Committee carefully listened to and considered ... view the full minutes text for item 2.