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Contact: Amy Dyson Democratic Services Officer
Appointment of Chair
That Councillor Kelly be appointed as Chair for this meeting of the Sub-Committee.
Declarations of Interest
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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 Victoria Bradshaw, for the Grant of a Premises License in respect of the above premises as follows:
Licensable activities applied for:
An objection to the application had been received and this necessitated a hearing for which the Sub-Committee had been convened.
The Sub-Committee heard representations from:
· Mr Paul Douglas (Douglas Licensing), on behalf of the applicant;
· Ms Victoria Bradshaw (applicant), in support of her application;
· a local resident objecting to the application.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held remotely.
At the end of their representations each of the interested parties confirmed that 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 their decision in public.
The Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence in respect of The Woollen Pig, 160 Duke Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 5DH be granted subject to the conditions contained in the report and the additional condition as set out below.
The licensable activities granted as follows:
The Sub-Committee has considered the representations of the applicant Ms Bradshaw and her representative Mr Paul Douglas, as well as written representations from 2 local residents in support of the application.
The Sub-Committee has also considered the oral and written representations of another local resident, objecting to the application.
The Sub-Committee notes that the applicant has reduced the Hours the Premises is to be open to the Public to Monday to Sunday 07.00 to 22.00.
The applicant have agreed to the additional conditions put forward by Merseyside Police, and the Sub-Committee is cognisant of the fact that no representations have been received in response to the application from any of the other Responsible Authorities.
The Sub-Committee notes that this application is for the grant of a new Premises Licence and is bound to have regard to the appropriate legislation, Guidance and to Sefton Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy.
The Sub-Committee cannot address issues that are dealt with by other statutory regimes such as planning or highways legislation.
Whilst the Sub-Committee has sympathy for the local resident’s concern it has not heard or received any evidence that these concerns will occur as a result of the new alcohol premises licence being granted and ... view the full minutes text for item 13.