Agenda and minutes

The Whitehouse, Southport, Licensing Sub-Committee - Friday 7th July, 2023 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Room - Bootle Town Hall, Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 7AE. View directions

Contact: Ruth Appleby  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Kelly be appointed as Chair for this meeting of the Sub-Committee.

 

2.

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.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.

 

3.

Licensing Act, 2003 – Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence - The Whitehouse, Southport Golf Links, Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JN pdf icon PDF 822 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Place (Highways and Public Protection)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Assistant Director of Place (Highways and Public Protection) regarding an application by Sefton Hospitality Operations Limited (SHOL)for the grant of a premises licence in respect of the Whitehouse, Southport Golf Link, Park Road West, Southport.

 

Letters of objection to the application had been received from 6 members of the public and this necessitated a hearing for which the Sub-Committee had been convened.

 

The Chair advised the Sub-Committee that following agreement between Merseyside Police and the Applicant, the Police objections had now been withdrawn and the conditions requested by the Police would automatically be added to the Licence, if the application was granted.

 

The Sub-Committee heard representations from Ms Kelly Rixon, Mr Matthew Cox and Ms Vicky Hanlon (Designated Premises Supervisor), on behalf of the Applicant, in support of the application.

 

The Sub-Committee also heard representations from 4 members of the public objecting to the application.

 

All parties agreed the issues that were in contention and the procedure that was to be followed.

 

One of the objectors raised a preliminary issue, indicating that they wished to provide additional photographic evidence in support of their representation and the Sub-Committee adjourned whilst the Legal Advisor sought permission from the Applicant’s representatives as to whether they would agree to the additional photographic evidence being used. The Applicant’s representatives agreed to this request and the Sub-Committee was reconvened after 10 minutes, having given the Applicant’s representatives and the Licensing Sub-Committee members the opportunity to consider the additional evidence.

 

Another of the objectors indicated that he was under the impression that the Licensing Sub-Committee would comprise of Councillors from other authorities.  The Legal Advisor indicated that this was not the case and confirmed that Licensing Sub-Committees always comprised of 3 Councillors from the same authority as the licence applied for.

 

There were no further preliminary issues raised.

 

At the end of their representations, all parties confirmed they were satisfied that 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 its decision in public.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of The Whitehouse, Southport Golf Links, Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JN, be granted subject to the hours set out below and the conditions already contained within the operating schedule and imposed by the Police.

 

The sale of alcohol by retail (on the premises):

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday

11.00 to 23.00 hours

 

The provision of regulated entertainment – recorded music:

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday

08.00 to 23.00 hours

 

The provision of regulated entertainment – live music:

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday

10.00 to 23.00 hours

 

Hours premises open to the public:

 

Days of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday to Sunday

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