Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Monday, 14th December, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting

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No. Item


Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of this meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.


RESOLVED that Councillor J Butt be elected Chairman of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.

Voting: Unanimous




To receive any apologies for absence from Members.


Apologies have been received from Cllr Dove and Cllr Burton is attending as reserve and Cllr Kelsey was present as reserve.


Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest received on this occasion.


New Licence Application pdf icon PDF 144 KB

An application has been received for a new premises licence for the premises known as ‘The Ducking Stool’, Ducking Stool Lane, Christchurch, BH23 1DS.

This matter is brought before the Sub-Committee for determination.

Additional documents:


The Chairman explained the protocol detailing the procedures of the meeting, as attached to the Agenda and asked that it be agreed.  All participating parties agreed the procedure.


From BCP Council:

Sarah Rogers – Licensing Officer

Linda Cole – Legal Advisor to the Sub Committee

Nicky Hooley – Democratic Services Officer and Clerk to the Sub Committee

Mr Daniel Murrell – the Applicant

Persons who have made representations and wished to address the Committee:

Ms M Alarcon

Mr A Jarmolkiewicz

Mr N Voysey

Mr N Solloway


The Senior Licensing Officer presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated to each Member and a copy of which appears as Appendix 'A' to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

The Sub-Committee were advised that the Licensing Authority has received representations from 7 other persons on the grounds that to grant this application it would undermine the prevention of crime and disorder and prevention of public nuisance licensing objectives.  The Licensing Authority may only consider aspects relevant to the application that have been raised in the representation.  Several letters refer to planning issues and members are reminded that planning concerns must be dealt with under planning legislation and is not a matter for the Sub-Committee to consider at this time.  Where representations have been received in relation to an application by a responsible authority or any other person, and the concerns have not been resolved through mediation between all parties, the Scheme of Delegation set out in the Council’s Constitution states that these applications should be dealt with by the Licensing Sub-Committee.

Innpacked, representing Daniel Murrell, have made an application for a new premises licence for a new café/restaurant wishing to provide seasonal menus using locally sourced organic ingredients.  The application was for the supply of alcohol, both on and off the premises, between the hours of 12:00 and 22:00 daily.

The applicant addressed the Sub-Committee.

The interested parties addressed the Sub-Committee.

The Sub-Committee asked various questions of all parties present at the Hearing. All parties were given the opportunity to ask questions of one another. All parties were then able to sum up before the Sub-Committee retired to make its decision.

Right of Appeal

The Legal Advisor reported that all parties to the application have the right to Appeal to the Magistrates Court within the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which the Applicant is notified by the Licensing Authority of this decision in writing.


It was RESOLVED that the new premises licence application dated 6 November 2020, in respect of The Ducking Stool’, Ducking Stool Lane, Christchurch, BH23 1DS, be GRANTED, for supply of alcohol on the premises between 1200 and 2200 and off the premises between the hours of 1200 and 1900 hours, seven days a week with all of the conditions offered in Part M to be included in the licence.

In addition, the sub – committee added the following condition to those offered in section M (b) of the operating schedule regarding  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.