Agenda and draft minutes

Licensing Committee
Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual meeting on MS Teams

Contact: Joseph Tyler 01202 127693  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

34.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllrs D Flagg and A Hadley.

35.

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 no declarations of interest.

36.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 303 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Licensing Committee held on 4 March 2021 and the Licensing Sub Committees held on 17 February and 3 March 2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Licensing Committee meeting held on 4 March 2021 were confirmed as an accurate record for signing by the Chair.

37.

Protocol for Public Representation at Virtual Meetings pdf icon PDF 389 KB

In response to the Government’s guidance to limit the spread of Coronavirus and restrictions around the gathering of more than two people, the following items of business will be conducted as virtual hearings in accordance with Government Regulations and Article 16 of the Council’s Constitution. This approach has been taken to ensure the Council is compliant with the current restrictions and is not putting participants and members of the public at risk.

 

A revised protocol for public representation at formal virtual meetings of the Licensing Committee/Sub Committee is included with the agenda sheet for this meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no public questions, statements or petitions for this meeting.

38.

Consideration of new premises licence application for Christchurch Beaches, Christchurch pdf icon PDF 156 KB

An application has been made on behalf of BCP Council for a premises licence for Christchurch Beaches, Christchurch for the following activities and times:

 

Plays – 10:00 to 23:00

Films - 10:00 to 23:00

Live Music - 10:00 to 23:00

Recorded Music - 10:00 to 23:00

Performances of Dance -10:00 to 23:00

Activity like music/dance - 10:00 to 23:00

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair explained that the application for this item has been withdrawn by the applicant and therefore there was no hearing.

39.

Consideration of new premises licence application for Mudeford Quay, Christchurch pdf icon PDF 156 KB

An application has been made on behalf of BCP Council for a premises licence for Mudeford Quay, Christchurch for the following activities and times:

 

Plays – 10:00 to 23:00

Films - 10:00 to 23:00

Live Music - 10:00 to 23:00

Recorded Music - 10:00 to 23:00

Performances of Dance -10:00 to 23:00

Activity like music/dance - 10:00 to 23:00

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

An application had been received for a new premises licence for Mudeford Quay, Christchurch for the following activities and times:

The application was brought before the Licensing Committee for determination because the Licensing Authority received three representations from 'other persons' on the grounds that if this application were granted it would undermine three of the licensing objectives being; the prevention of a public nuisance, the prevention of crime and disorder and public safety and because the premise is Council owned.

 

Attendance:

Cllr J Butt – Chair of the Committee

Cllr J Bagwell – Vice-Chair of the Committee

Cllr S Anderson

Cllr D Brown

Cllr R Burton

Cllr N Decent

Cllr B Dion

Cllr B Dove

Cllr G Farquhar

Cllr D Farr

Cllr T Johnson

Cllr D Kelsey

Cllr L Williams

 

Becky Baker, BCP Senior Licensing Officer

Nananka Randle, BCP Licensing Manager

Johanne McNamara, BCP Legal Advisor to the Sub-Committee

Joseph Tyler, BCP Clerk to the Committee

Chris Saunders, BCP Council Director of Destination and Culture

Helen Wildman, BCP Council Events Manager

 

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

The Senior Licensing Officer presented the report, a copy of which had been circulated to all parties and a copy of which appears as Appendix A to these minutes in the Minute Book. The Committee was asked to consider an application for a new premises licence, dated 10 February 2021, for the licenced area known as Mudeford Quay as shown in Appendix 2, to allow the following licensable activities to take place during the requested times:

Plays – 10:00 to 23:00

Films - 10:00 to 23:00

Live Music - 10:00 to 23:00

Recorded Music - 10:00 to 23:00

Performances of Dance -10:00 to 23:00

Activity like music/dance - 10:00 to 23:00

 

Following this, the Council Events Manager presented their application and case.

 

In order to ensure that the three representations submitted by 'other persons' were fully considered, the Chair read these out in turn. The three written representations were included in the report pack and circulated with the agenda prior to the meeting.

 

The Committee asked various questions of all parties present and were grateful for responses received. There were several questions posed and answered by both the Senior Licensing Officer and the Council’s Events Manager and all parties were invited to sum up before the 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, dated 10 February 2021, for the area known as Mudeford Quays, as shown in the plan in Appendix 2 of the report, for the following licensable activities:

Plays, Films, Live Music, Recorded Music, Performances of Dance and Activity like music/dance, to be allowed during the hours of 10:00 – 23:00, Monday to Sunday, be GRANTED subject to all of the conditions in Section 6, 7 and 8 of the report, being the conditions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39.

40.

Consideration of New Premises Licence for Barrack Road Recreation Ground, Christchurch pdf icon PDF 292 KB

An application has been made on behalf of BCP Council for a premises licence for Barrack Road Recreation Ground, Barrack Road, Christchurch for the following activities and times:

 

Plays – 10:00 to 23:00

Films - 10:00 to 23:00

Live Music - 10:00 to 23:00

Recorded Music - 10:00 to 23:00

Performances of Dance -10:00 to 23:00

Activity like music/dance - 10:00 to 23:00

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair explained that the application for this item has been withdrawn by the applicant and therefore there was no hearing.

41.

Application for new premises licence for Southbourne Snooker Bar, 8 Deans Road, Southbourne Bournemouth BH5 2DA

To defer consideration of the above application until the Licensing Sub Committee meeting on 15 April 2021 in order to comply with timescales of the Hearing Regulations.

 

Minutes:

The Chair introduced the item and asked the Committee to defer consideration of the application until the Licensing Sub-Committee meeting on 15 April 2021 in order to comply with the timescales of the Hearing Regulations.

 

RESOLVED that the Committee defer hearing the application until the Licensing Sub-Committee meeting on 15 April 2021 in order to comply with the timescales of the Hearing Regulations.