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Contact: Amy Dyson Democratic Services Officer
Appointment of Chair
That Councillor Susan Bradshaw 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.
Report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection
The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Head of Highways and Public Protection regarding an application by Ms Mathusa Nadarasalingam for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of the above premises.
Three letters of objection to the application had been received from local residents and a petition containing 61 signatures had also been received and this necessitated a hearing for which the Sub-Committee had been convened. Neither the objectors or the lead petitioner were present at the meeting.
The Sub-Committee heard representations from Mr Anil Bhawsar, the applicant’s representative, and Ms Mathusa Nadarasalingam in support of the application.
At the end of their representations, Mr Bhawsar and Ms Nadarasalingham 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 in respect of Alldays, 185/187 Linacre Road, Litherland L21 8JS, be granted subject to the hours and conditions set out in the operating schedule.
The Sub-Committee has heard representations from the Applicant and has considered the written representations and petition received from local residents objecting to the application.
The Sub-Committee is cognisant of the fact that no representations were received in response to the application from any of the Responsible Authorities.
Whilst the Sub-Committee has sympathy for the local residents’ concerns, it has not heard or received any evidence that these concerns will occur as a result of the alcohol licence being granted and cannot impose purely aspirational conditions in the absence of any evidence. The Sub-Committee cannot address issues that are dealt with by other statutory regimes such as planning or highways legislation.
The Sub-Committee is satisfied that the Applicants have sufficient knowledge and experience of the licensing trade and have shown their respect for local residents and the community in attempts to engage with the interested parties in advance of today’s hearing. The Sub-Committee is pleased to note this and hopes that this will continue into the future.
The Sub-Committee concluded that should any concerns come to fruition, in respect of this premises, the interested parties would have the right to request a Review of the Premises Licence.