Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 14th November, 2023 10.00 am, NEW

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No. Item


Election of Chair

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


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

Voting: Unanimous



To receive any apologies for absence from Members.


None were received



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.



Parkstone Convenience, 408 Ashley Road, Poole pdf icon PDF 224 KB

An application has been received for a new premises licence for the premises known as ‘Parkstone Convenience’, 408 Ashley Road, Poole, to permit the supply of alcohol (off sales only) fromSunday to Thursday 07:00 to 23:00 and Friday and Saturday 07:00 to 02:00.


This matter is brought before the Sub Committee for determination as representations have been received from Dorset Police and one Other Person.




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


The Licensing officer presented a report, a copy of which has 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 an application to grant a new premises license for the premises known as ‘Parkstone Convenience’, 408 Ashley Road, Parkstone to permit the supply of alcohol (off sales only) from Sunday to Thursday 07:00 to 23:00hrs and Friday and Saturday 07:00 to 02:00hrs.


The Licensing Authority had received a representation from Dorset Police under section 18 (9) (b) of the Licensing Act that the proposed Designated Premises Supervisor would undermine the Prevention of Crime and Disorder Licensing objective and also raised concerns about the applicant as a whole. Due to the content in the representation, It was noted that the Sub Committee would be asked to consider excluding the press and public when this representation was dealt with. The Licensing Authority had also received a representation from Councillor Earl on the grounds that granting the application would undermine the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety and prevention of public nuisance licensing objectives 


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


Mr Tony Clarke- Licensing Agent, representing the applicant. 

Mr Mohammad Akram- Applicant

Councillor Marion Le Poidevin- Made a representation on behalf of Councillor Millie Earl.

John Bean- Dorset Police


During his submission, Mr Clarke offered to reduce the licensed hours on Friday and Sunday to terminate at 00:00hrs instead of 02:00hrs to address concerns raised.


The Sub-Committee asked various questions of all parties present and was grateful for the responses received. All parties had the opportunity to ask questions. Prior to the exclusion of the press and public, Councillor Le Poidevin was given the opportunity to sum up before she left the meeting (an amendment to the procedure which was agreed by all parties).


Exclusion of Press and Public


RESOLVED that under Section 14 (2) of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 and? Section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.



Once the Police representation was dealt with, all remaining 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.


RESOLVED that the application for a new premises licence at Parkstone Convenience, 408 Ashley Road, Parkstone, to permit the supply of alcohol (off sales only) from Sunday to Thursday 07:00 to 23:00hrs and Friday and Saturday 07:00  ...  view the full minutes text for item 46.