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Appointment of Chair
That Councillor John Kelly be appointed as Chair for this meeting of the Sub-Committee.
Declarations of Interest
Members and Officers are requested to give notice of any personal or prejudicial interest and the nature of that interest, relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the relevant Code of Conduct.
No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.
The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection regarding an application by Kinsleys 157 Limited for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of the above premises.
Two letters of objection to the application had been received from members of the public and this necessitated a hearing for which the Sub-Committee had been convened. Both objectors were present at the meeting.
The Sub-Committee heard representations from Ms Emma Kinsley; director of the applicant company Kinsleys 157 Limited and the nominated Designated Premises Supervisor, in support of the application.
The Sub-Committee also heard representations from two members of the public objecting to the application.
At the end of their representations, Ms Emma Kinsley and the objectors confirmed that they were satisfied they had said all they wished to say.
The Sub-Committee retired under Regulation 14(2) of the Licensing Act (Hearings) Regulations 2005 (as amended) and thereby excluded the press and public whilst they reached their decision on the application. The Sub-Committee returned to give their decision in public.
The Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence of Kinsleys, 2-4 Manor Road, Crosby L23 7XJ, be granted subject to the following hours:
The Sub-Committee considered the written representations made prior to the meeting and heard from Ms Kinsley in support of the application and two local residents who were initially objecting to the application.
During the course of the meeting the Applicant amended their application reducing the hours open to the public and the hours of sale by retail on and off the premises as reflected in the hours granted by the Sub-Committee above.
The Sub-Committee notes that this application is for the grant of a new Premises Licence and they are bound to have regard to the appropriate legislation, Guidance and to Sefton Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy. The Sub-Committee is cognisant of the fact that no representations were received in response to the application from any of the Responsible Authorities.
The Sub-Committee cannot impose conditions that are, or could be considered disproportionate, overly burdensome or purely aspirational. In addition, the Sub-Committee cannot address issues that are dealt with by other statutory regimes such as planning or environmental legislation.
The Sub-Committee were pleased to note that during the meeting the Applicant has shown respect for local residents and the community in amending its application. On which basis the two objections from members of the public were withdrawn. The Sub-Committee is pleased to note this co-operation and hopes that such communication and co-operation will continue into the future.
The Sub-Committee concluded that should any concerns come to fruition, in respect of this premises, the interested parties ... view the full minutes text for item 9.