Venue: Virtual Teams
Election of Chair
To elect a Chair of this meeting of the Licensing Sub-Committee.
RESOLVED that Councillor Judes Butt be elected Chair of the Sub-Committee for the duration of the meeting.
To receive any apologies for absence from Members.
An apology was received from Cllr Toby Johnson.
The Chair thanked the reserve member, Cllr Richard Burton, for attending and stepping up as full member of the sub-committee.
Declarations of Interests
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Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.
There were no declarations of interest.
Exclusion of Press and Public
In relation to the items of business appearing below, the Sub Committee is asked to consider the following resolution: -
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 item of business on the grounds that it involves 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.’
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 1972 Act and that the public interest in withholding the information outweighs such interest in disclosing the information.
Application for Expedited Review of Premises Licence at Rancho Steak House, D26a Dolphin Quays, The Quay, Poole, BH15 1HU
An application has been made by Dorset Police for an expedited review of the premises licence for Rancho Steak House, Unit 26 Dolphin Quays, The Quay, Poole, BH15 1HU.
This matter is brought before the Licensing Sub Committee to consider what action to take and to review the interim steps taken on 29th July 2022 to determine if they should remain, be modified or withdrawn.
This item was restricted by virtue of Section 14 (2) of the Licensing Act 2003 (Hearings) Regulations 2005 and paragraphs 1, 2 and 7 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.
Exempt information – Categories 1 (information relating to any individual), 2 (information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual) and 7 (information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime).
From BCP Council:
Tania Jardim– Licensing Officer
Sarah Rogers – Senior Licensing Officer
Johanne McNamara – Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee
Jill Holyoake – Clerk to the Sub-Committee
Ella Hornsby – attending in an observational capacity for work experience
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 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 an application for an expedited review of the premises licence for the premises known as Rancho Steak House, Unit 26 Dolphin Quays, the Quay, Poole, submitted by Dorset Police on 28 July 2022, on the grounds that the premises was associated with serious crime.
No representations had been received from any of the other responsible authorities.
The following persons attended the hearing and addressed the Sub- Committee to expand on the points made in written submissions:
Mr John Bean – Dorset Police Licensing Team
Mr Jon Wallsgrove – Legal representative for the current Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) and Premises Licence Holder (also in attendance)
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.
RESOLVED that having considered the application for an expedited review of the premises licence for Rancho Steak House, D26a Dolphin Quays, The Quay, Poole BH15 1HU the Sub Committee agrees that the following steps be taken by the Licensing Authority as appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives:
· Modification of the conditions of the current premises licence by the addition of two conditions as follows:
o The current DPS shall not enter the premises at any time
o The current DPS shall have no financial interest or involvement with the premises and no management responsibilities with the premises
· The removal of the current DPS as the current Designated Premises Supervisor at the premises
· The suspension of the premises licence for a seven day period
Further the Sub Committee agrees that the interim steps taken to suspend the licence on 29 July 2022 shall remain in place for a further seven day period with the inclusion of the additional steps to modify the conditions and remove the DPS as ... view the full minutes text for item 52.