Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Thursday, 28th April, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Teams

Contact: Joseph Tyler at Email: joesph.tyler@bcpcouncil.gov.uk or Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

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

Minutes:

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

 

Voting: Unanimous

2.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

The Chair explained that the first reserve, Cllr J Bagwell, was unwell and would not be able to attend as reserve member. Therefore, Cllr B Dion was present for the beginning of the meeting as the stand-in reserve.

3.

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.

Minutes:

There were none.

4.

Sandbanks Beach Kiosks pdf icon PDF 222 KB

An application has been received for a Premises Licence to permit off sales of alcohol between the hours of 10:00am and 11:00pm each day of the week from 3 kiosks within the remit of Sandbanks Beach Cafés property.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Present:

From BCP Council:

 

Sarah Rogers, Senior Licensing Officer

Alan Parr, Legal Advisor

Joseph Tyler, Democratic Services Officer

 

The Chair made introductions and explained the procedure for the hearing which was agreed by all parties.

 

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

 

The Sub-Committee was asked to consider a premises licence application at the location known as Sandbanks Beach Café Kiosks Banks Road, to permit off sales of alcohol between the hours of 10:00 and 23:00 each day of the week from three kiosks within the remit of Sandbanks Beach Café’s property.

 

The following persons attended the hearing and addressed the Sub- Committee to expand on the points made in their written submissions:

 

·       Niall McCann - Solicitor, Keystone Law, representing the applicant

·       Lee Wilson - Operations Director of Rockwater, Sandbanks & Branksome Ltd

 

NB:

·       Ward Councillor May Haines submitted a written statement that was read aloud by the Clerk.

·       Dorset Police and two other persons withdrew their initial objections to the application following mediation with the applicant.

 

The Sub Committee asked various questions of all parties present and were grateful for the responses received. All parties had the opportunity to ask questions. All parties were invited to sum up before the Sub-Committee retired to make its decision. Before concluding the hearing, the Legal Advisor advised all parties of the right of appeal.

 

The Legal Adviser explained 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, and that the decision would not come into effect until the expiry of said 21 days.

Voting: Unanimous

 

RESOLVED:- that having considered the application, submitted by Rockwater Sandbanks & Branksome Limited to apply for a premises licence at the location known as Sandbanks Beach Café Kiosks Banks Road, to permit off sales of alcohol between the hours of 10:00 and 23:00 each day of the week from three kiosks within the remit of Sandbanks Beach Café’s property, including the following conditions:

 

Dorset Police agreed conditions:

  • That ‘Kiosk 3’ (as outlined in red on the plan) no longer forms part of this application and is not to be licensed.
  • The sale of alcohol to be between 11.00 a.m. and 9 p.m. seven days a week.
  • Food and non-intoxicating beverages, including drinking water, shall be available at all times where alcohol is sold or supplied from the premises.
  • A maximum of four alcoholic drinks may be purchased at any one time per customer.
  • Wine only to be sold by the glass*.
  • Spirits shall only be sold with a mixer.
  • When the premises remains open until 21:00 hrs all staff on site at the time shall remain in and around the premises until 22:00 hrs to assist with dispersal and any litter collection.  Challenge 25  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

The Railway Hotel, 2 Stour Road, Christchurch, BH23 1PS pdf icon PDF 11 MB

An application has been received to vary the Premises Licence for the premises known as ‘The Railway Hotel’, 2 Stour Road, Christchurch, BH23 1PS.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Present:

From BCP Council:

 

Tania Jardim, Licensing Officer

Nananka Randle, Licensing Manager

Mary Almeida, Legal Advisor

Joseph Tyler, Democratic Services Officer

 

The Chair made introductions and explained the procedure for the hearing which was agreed by all parties.

The Senior Licensing Officer presented a report, a copy of which had been circulated and a copy of which appears as Appendix B to these minutes in the Minute Book.

The Sub-Committee was asked to consider an application to vary the Premises Licence at The Railway Hotel, 2 Stour Road, Christchurch, BH23 1PS in order to vary the layout and design of the premises and to update the approved plan to include the use of a bar servery within the external area.

 

The following persons attended the hearing and addressed the Sub- Committee to expand on the points made in their written submissions:

 

                Ewen Macgregor - Solicitor, TLT Solicitors, representing the applicant.

                Austyn Greenfield – DPS for the Railway Hotel premises.

                Augustine Cook – local resident, representing Mr Columba Cook.

                David O’Sullivan – local resident.

 

NB:

                Dorset Police and Environmental Health withdrew their initial objections to the application following mediation with the applicant.

 

The Sub Committee asked various questions of all parties present and were grateful for the responses received. All parties had the opportunity to ask questions. All parties were invited to sum up before the Sub-Committee retired to make its decision. Before concluding the hearing, the Legal Advisor advised all parties of the right of appeal.

 

The Legal Adviser explained 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, and that the decision would not come into effect until the expiry of said 21 days.

Voting: Unanimous

 

RESOLVED:- that having considered the application, submitted by Punch Taverns Ltd, to vary the Premises Licence at The Railway Hotel, 2 Stour Road, Christchurch, BH23 1PS in order to vary the layout and design of the premises and to update the approved plan to include the use of a bar servery within the external area.

The Sub-Committee agrees that the variation of the Premises Licence be granted upon the following conditions:

 

  • For the applicant to provide a revised plan to clearly show the correct layout and scaling of the external bar.
  • For the external bar to be limited in size and scale to the extent of the existing WC block only.

 

And

 

Dorset Police agreed conditions:

  • CCTV to cover the garden, to include all entry and exit points enabling frontal identification of every person entering in any light condition.
  • The garden gate will be viewed by two cameras during licensing hours and will be regularly checked by staff and management.
  • The CCTV system shall continually record and cover areas where alcohol is kept for selection, purchase and consumption by the public, whilst the premises is open for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.