Licensing Committee - Thursday, 14th September, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room, First Floor, BCP Civic Centre Annex, St Stephen's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6LL. View directions

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To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.


Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.


Note – When a member of a Committee is unable to attend a meeting of a Committee or Sub-Committee, the relevant Political Group Leader (or their nominated representative) may, by notice to the Monitoring Officer (or their nominated representative) prior to the meeting, appoint a substitute member from within the same Political Group. The contact details on the front of this agenda should be used for notifications.



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.


Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Licensing Committee on 27 June 2023 and the minutes of the Licensing Sub Committees on 7 and 22 June and 30 August 2023.



Note: The full exempt version of the minutes of the Sub Committee held on 30 August 2023 are also appended as a restricted document. At this meeting the Sub Committee resolved to exclude the press and public for the reasons specified in the minutes.



Additional documents:


Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution, which is available to view at the following link:


The deadline for the submission of a public question is midday 3 clear working days before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a public statement is midday the working day before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.



Pavement Licences pdf icon PDF 137 KB

At the Licensing Committee on 27 June members requested an update on the review of the arrangements for the pavement licensing.


The Business and Planning Act (BPA) 2022 was introduced to streamline the process used to authorise the placement of tables and chairs on the highway. This temporary arrangement reduced consultation times from 28 days to 7 days and capped the fee payable.


The arrangements under the BPA were due to end on 30 September 2023.


On 14 August 2023 the Business and Planning Act 2020 (Pavement Licensing) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 came into force which extended the provisions until 30 September 2024.



Prevention of Crime and Disorder Licensing Objective pdf icon PDF 150 KB

A concern was raised at the Licensing Committee meeting on 27 June 2023 about a perceived lack of action around theft of alcohol from licensed premises.


Any issues relating to licenced premises where it has been identified they may be undermining the licensing objectives are dealt with in partnership with Dorset Police and other relevant responsible authorities. Work includes regular multi-agency meetings with all relevant officers.


In cases where informal action does not resolve an issue, anyone, but particularly the Police, will seek to review the premises licence.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 364 KB

To consider, update as required and agree the Committee’s Forward Plan.